Thanks for the clarifications. I don’t need it to burn. I just need it for ripping. I don’t really find myself burning a lot of discs nowadays and when I do, I usually burn at 8x.
I did check out that thread but it would seem that people are voting on the strength of the drives as burners, not as readers. I was planning on getting 5~6 drives of the same make but perhaps a different approach might be better.
Majority of my discs aren’t scratched. In fact, most of them are in excellent, like new condition. Only the few DVD’s that my brother watches very often or have been lent to other people are. I estimate I’ll be ripping around a thousand discs so speed is a consideration. I think I’ll just get 3~4 drives for fast ripping of normal discs, one drive for scratched/problematic discs, and one good quality burner.
In light of this, can you recommend a:
- fast DVD ripper
- DVD ripper for scratched/problematic discs
- good quality DVD burner (I think the Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200S is a highly regarded burner so I might get that one for this purpose)
Again, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions.