Hello, I have been a long-time reader of CDFreaks, but I have seldom posted.
I have a LiteOn 812S that I cross-flashed to 832S CG4E thanks to Codeguys’ excellent work.
I really like this drive. It, however, has a problem. Besides DVD backup, I use this drive as my main audio-ripping device. I use, as a lot of people around here, Exact Audio Copy. The problem is that this drive has a “spin up” problem with EAC. It does not reach full speed until 11 seconds, 33 frames on burst mode extraction. Using EAC’s secure mode, IT NEVER spins up to full speed, giving crappy 2.5X ripping speed. Burst speed is 30X. “Real” secure mode speed should be something in between.
EAC’s developer, Andre Whiethoff has suggested that this could be fixed by firmware.
I kindly ask Codeguys to take some time to look into this. It would be cool, but I am still very happy using EAC’s burst mode with Test & Copy, it is just that sometimes it is not enough for some faulty discs. And only secure mode takes full advantage of this drive’s error correction.
BTW, this problem is common to all 2s drives.
Thank you very much.