I have a streaming music server so I had spent a bit of time ripping all my personal CDs to FLAC using EAC and my Plextor Premium 1. I used all of the recommended settings, offsets, detection methods etc for the drive and got all that work done.
I recently bought a Premium 2 and popped it into the exact same computer (replacing the Premium 1). I set up the same copy of EAC but this time for the “2”, again using the settings as documented here and confirmed on other sites for the “2”. As a test I ripped a track from one of my CDs exactly as I did with the older drive.
The first thing I noticed was that the file sizes were different. So I re-ripped the track on the Premium 2 a couple of additional ways (drive caching on, burst mode on). In all cases the tracks pulled off the Premium 2 came out all the same size an matched through a binary file compare. When I did a binary compare on the old track versus any of the newer ones it spat out endless lines of differences.
I’m pretty sure accuraterip indicated the rips on the Premium 1 and 2 were both good, but I did the Premium 1 rips so long ago I can’t remember the accuraterip score.
Is there a way to check and already ripped track against accuraterip? How do I tell which one is really right?