[Paranoia] Freshly damaged drive w/ cdparanoia?
Dale E. Martin
dale at the-martins.org
Sun Mar 27 15:02:57 PST 2005
> As an aside, I don't run paranoia on a burner, I have seen the suggestion
> that the head positioning mechanism on some drives is moving enough extra
> mass to accelerate wear and results in slower seeks. I *think* that's at
> least partially urban myth, but I have several machines which came with
> read-only drives which do a fair enough job and cover the possibility
> that something could be damaged.
FWIW, I ripped my collection of 500 cds on a Ricoh 4x burner. It still
worked when I replaced it with a DVD burner - which I'm currently using to
rip with cdparanoia as well. (And it is waiting to go into another machine
- it will probably still get used from time to time.) I haven't noticed
any problems. Burners are so cheap nowadays, I've decided not to worry
about the wear and tear.
Dale E. Martin - dale at the-martins.org
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