I am an Apple user, and I have been using a program called XLD to archive my music collection. This program supports CDParanoia Mode (the III 10.2 engine), the AccurateRip database, and logging. According to the developer, C2 error pointers support is limited at this time. Sadly, the internal slot-loading drive in my laptop (MATSHITA UJ-857D) and the internal drive in my desktop (Pioneer DVR-107D) are very slow when I use the CDParanoia Mode (1x-3x speeds).
I am looking for a drive that will provide the best balance of accuracy and speed. I believe I need to look for a drive that does not support caching, but I am not sure what else I need (and do not need) for my purposes. Also, I am not sure if I should be looking for a new drive, or if I should be looking for an older drive on eBay. I would appreciate your pointing me in the right direction. If you need any additional information about my systems (or XLD), please let me know.
Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,