Hello! I have been planning to set up a sweet digital music system for a while now. I’m still not ready to do it (too busy with work), but I’m about to buy a new laptop and I’d like to make sure the CD drive is capable of high-quality digital audio extraction via one of the real software extractors (CD Paranoia, that popular Windows one, others?). I think I’ll be getting the thin-and-light Dell Inspiron 300m. Does anyone know about its CD drives? These are the options:
24X CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
4X CD/DVD burner (DVD+RW/+R)
8X CD/DVD burner (DVD+RW/+R) w/ double-layer write capability
Do these choices matter for DAE? I know the ability to write to DVD won’t make any difference, but I wonder if that capability means the drive is built to a higher spec that will mean it is better at DAE.