[Paranoia] SATA or external drive recommendations?
ericaltendorf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 21:53:57 PST 2009
Ping -- does anyone have recommendations on drives?
As detailed below, the drive I recently bought tests bad with
cdparanoia, and indeed generates spectactularly bad rips even on clean
CDs, full of staticky artifacts. I'd like to get a drive that will
work, but don't want to get burned again.
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Eric Altendorf <ericaltendorf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just spent the last 6 hours or so testing various things to
> determine why I was getting obvious and really awful skips and other
> audible defects with scratched CDs in cdparanoia.
> Turns out it is probably due to my new drive being one of the crappy
> ones with a cache that cdparanoia doesn't know how to model (yet),
> since 'cdparanoia -A' fairly reliably returns "PARANOIA MAY NOT BE
> TRUSTWORTHY WITH THIS DRIVE!". I've sent several analysis logs to
> paranoia-dev, so hopefully that will help, but I have a whole bunch of
> CDs I'd like to rip ASAP, so I would probably rather not wait and
> instead just get a new drive that doesn't suck.
> I had a PATA drive that worked fine, but I had to replace my mobo and
> accidentally got one without enough PATA connectors, so I bought a new
> SATA drive. It's the new SATA that won't rip reliably. So, I'm
> looking for a SATA that works well with cdparanoia, or an external.
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