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Please help me choose

Postby acquisition on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:58 pm

My old BENQ 1640 finally died yesterday so I went in my closet and pulled out two old (but never used) CD-ROM drives I bought but never got around to integrating. One is an ASUS DRW-2014LIT and the other is an LG GH20NS15.

I want to use the drive that can read music CD's the best - fastest and most accurately - using EAC 1.x.

Which of two drives is the better choice for my needs?

Thanks.
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Re: Please help me choose

Postby Ian on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:32 pm

I'm not familiar with the LG GH20NS15, but the ASUS DRW-2014LIT was an absolutely horrible drive. Give it to someone you don't like.
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Re: Please help me choose

Postby acquisition on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 pm

Well, then... ;-)

Any suggestions for a current model SATA drive? All I need it for is ripping CDs with Exact Audio Copy (EAC).

Curiously, I enjoyed using the ASUS this evening and it ripped two CDs great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135156

This may be due to the "just good enough" principal?
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Re: Please help me choose

Postby acquisition on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Please help me choose

Postby Ian on Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:05 pm

Sorry about that. The DRW-2014LIT just brings back painful memories.

Seriously, if you're just going to use it to rip audio CDs, it will do fine.

acquisition wrote:Any of these worthy, Ian?

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory ... der=RATING


One thing you need to realize is that about half of those are made by Lite-On. HP, Plextor, ASUS.. almost all of them are Lite-On rebadges. More often than not, you can just buy an actual Lite-On for less and get the same performance. LG and Optiarc drives have always been good. DAE speeds are usually a little bit less (40x) on them though.
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