AxBattler wrote:Hi, thanks for the reply.
The point you made on DVD media is actually something I was just about to ask about. I read elsewhere that older burners may have difficulty writing new medias, so I just changed my mind on buying a stack of 100 16x Taiyo Yuden DVD-Rs and confirm the issue here. I find the concept of older drives not being able to write new media strange (at least far stranger than people trying to burn 8x media at 16x).
On the other hand, my 4x burner still has no problem with 8x TY media.
Regarding CD ripping, I am mainly concerned with maintaining in coping copy protected CDs and quality. I am too concerned with speed really, I use EAC, so it takes ages to rip CDs in the first place (a copy protected CD takes like 2h 45min on my Lite On 52x32x52).
The older DVD-writer don´t know the newer codes so the speed will be sometimes max. 2x (4x-drives) and 4x (8x-drives) with default-strategy. And some Dye´s of 16x-media are not suitable for low speeds.
I don´t use EAC, so I don´t can´t give you exactly recommends for that software. But I can say that Plextor DVD-Burners (not the 740, it´s a rebadged Benq) and Liteon are the best drives for reading audio-Cd, no matter with or without copy-protection. But the Plextor PX 716 is very expensive and the Liteon-drives only midlle-ware when it comes to DVD-writing-quality.