- Riplock (lack of firmware updates)
Not speed, but is good burner (see note below) and reader (recovered some very old cds with it)
C2 doesn’t hicup on good discs, though it isn’t good on bad ones either. Having older cd-dvdr drives which am looking at again for better ripping sollution. Hate not to use c2, need to find a drive in the ones i have for doing this. So far all nec and pioneer drives i have are of no use for audio image backups.
note: Even with good dvd-+r discs, the 4163b has a tendancy to drop off at the end of recording. I record always to 4gb to preserve data from outer edge grazing over time. Which cannot account for data drop off, only happens on tv media backup, not with iso or other big file data backups.