Hello All. Here’s the backstory, sorry if it’s long-winded:
A few weeks ago, I decided to transfer all of my old media (30 years worth of LP’s, cassettes, CD’s) into Digital Format to be stored on some external HD’s.
I found a few good audiophile sites that explained how to best transfer and clean up the media with minimum signal degradation, as close to audiophile quality transfer as I can get.
I have studied.
And still have a ways to go, but I’m getting there.
I bought a new soundcard (M-Audio 1010lt)
I downloaded EAC (Exact Audio Copy), ASIO 2, FLAC lossless, and Winamp, all to help keep the data stream clean and uncorrupted.
I now want to get a new pair of burners as the last (I think) link in the chain before getting underway with this whole thing.
My tower used to sit in an area that collected a LOT of dust.
Even though my Lite-On still works fine, I would probably opt for replacing it as I know how much dust it -has- seen (a lot).
The tower now sits in a very clean environment, so we can start off fresh.
My requirements are aimed at audiophile-quality AUDIO (CD) transfer.
I am not a gamer, and don’t really watch movies on my computer that much.
BUT I don’t want to rule out that I might get into movies later, so I do want a nice DVD burner, but the priority is on the Audio portion.
A few questions: I listed my machine below, as I read elsewhere here on the forum that although my present burner (Lite-On) is IDE, that my MOBO may possibly in fact have SATA capability, in which case, I think I’d probably opt for the SATA? Can anyone tell me by looking at my MOBO specs if it would have SATA-ability?
Also, maybe not 2 of the same burners, maybe a high-grade CD burner with a sweet audio section, then a good DVD/CD burner as well to compliment, but both would work together well?
Please offer your best suggestions, I have read many of the reviews here, but still seem to change my mind almost every day.
Thanks a million, please help!
2.4 GB AMD ATHALON PROCESSOR 3400+
WINDOWS XP PRO / SP2
Motherboard K8M800 K8VGA-M
1GB DDR400 PC3200 MEMORY (512MB X 2)
SEAGATE BARRACUDA HD 250GB (7200RPM)
LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S BURNER 16X DVD-/+R/RW DUAL LAYER
SEAGATE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE 80 GB
CYBERLINK BURN SOFTWARE (CAME BUNDLED)