Just found this forum
I have just built a new Vortexbox which automatically rips Audio CD’s (And DVD’s)
This rips my CD collection to FLAC, I have a Streacom F7C EVO chassis and the only downside is it can only take a laptop type Slot in/Slot load optical drive.
I ordered a Lite-On DL-8A4SH but this is constantly crashing the system and refuses to read anything above 4x, it will speed right up then rattle and lower itself down.
I did try a tray loading Sony Optiarc outside of the case which worked fine to test with and was ripping at a decent speed, but obviously I cannot fit this drive in this chassis.
I tried it in another PC and sometimes it’s not recognised or causes that PC to hang as well.
Can you please help me find a decent drive or recommended slimline slot load drive for ripping Audio (Or generally a good drive)
I can either have a replacement of this drive or a refund, I have no idea if it’s faulty or just not a good drive. I believe it’s identical to a Teac model?
Also this has to be SATA not PATA.