Hello everybody, I'm new to the forums and am after a little advice.
I'm rebuilding my PC this weekend with some alternative parts, and the new motherboard only has one IDE connector, so I've got to lower my available IDE optical drives from 4 down to 2.
The 4 drives I have are (some quite old!!!)
Sony DDU1615 DVD-ROM drive
Plextor PX-230A CD-RW
Pioneer DVR-110 DVD-RW
LG GSA-4166B DVD-RW
So the rebuilt PC must have 2 of the above, plus will have an LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray writer which should arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed.
My current thinking is to put in one of the Sony DVD-Rom drives for just general installation and games playing usage, and I'll use the new SATA LG as my main burner.
The second IDE drive is where my problem lies as I have a rather large CD collection which I would like to RIP onto my hard-disk.
I will use either EAC or dbpoweramp in secure mode to RIP, speed is not too important I would rather have accuracy of rips. My other concern is that some of my CDs may be protected, does the drive have an effect on what protected CDs can be ripped?
So any advice as to which of my optical drives would be best suited to this task will be thankfully recieved, or if there is a cheap enough alternative drive to do the job, or infact any other general advice on audio CD ripping, as I want to do it right the first time, else I'll have to go back and start again and with well over a thousand CDs this is going to take a while.