since I want to buy a new DVD-ROM-DRIVE, I need some help for my buying decision. At present I use the Toshiba SDM-1612 and am content with this to a large extent. However the drive has the well-known-measured disadvantage that it has problems with 1:1-copies of Securom4 new protected CDs and audio CDs with copy protections on it. Therefore my criteria for the new DVD-ROM-DRIVE read:
- problem-free with SR4 new copies (the copies must be installable AND startable without any emulation, evenly so e.g. in my LiteOn 32x-CD-RW)
- proper audio CD ripping including audio copy protections
- quiet operating noise
All in all I look for a DVD-ROM with the qualities of a Toshiba (quiet, qualitative audiograbbing) which in addition can handle SR4New-copies and rip copy-protected audio CDs.
My current candidates are:
LiteOn LTD-16x 166s
Toshiba SDM 1802
The first two drives are called frequently the best allrounders, but the LiteOn has to be very noisy? Therefore particularly all the experiences of owners of the ASUS would be important to me. Thanks in advance for your help.