(I posted this over on Hydrogenaudio, but decided to post here as well seeing as how this is a dedicated CD/DVD board…)
I picked up a Plextor Premium the other day, everything working fine until this morning.
I popped in 3-4 discs and ripped them in Secure Mode with the latest version of EAC, settings set correctly (Accurate Stream, Cache, C2). I proceeded to insert Hikaru Utada’s “Deep River” and told EAC to make an image - at around track 07, it started to do error correction.
Now, this is a clean disc - one that I’ve ripped before on other drives, so this came as a surprise to me. Even more surprising was when EAC locked up during the ripping process! I killed EAC but couldn’t eject the disc until I hard-rebooted it (then pushed the button and the tray came out). Tried it again by setting it into Burst Mode. EAC locked up, again, around the later tracks of the disc. Tried selecting any track after ~07-ish and it would be forced into error correction and then into a lockup. Popped the disc into my LG 4163B and made an image, no problem, no error correction done, nada.
So…what’s going on? Is this normal behaviour? Should I quickly RMA the unit while I still have time, or am I just overreacting?