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Windows 7: Should I replace my DVD drive?

13 Aug 2013   #1
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 
Should I replace my DVD drive?

When do you think is a good time to replace your DVD drive. For example, when trying to rip a CD to FLAC, using advanced processes and checks, often there are no problems. However, recently, in very rare cases, the drive has trouble with 1 or two tracks that my laptop rips with ease.

Does this mean that the drive is starting to go? Additionally, I barely use this drive. I think I use it a few times a year.

The drive is an ASUS.


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13 Aug 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

That doesn't sound like a drive problem. I've seen that with the discs themselves and not the drive. I have a recording studio and do a lot of recording for singers with Karaoke CD's. Its usually a dirty CD that is the culprit.

Some drives are more sensitive to dirty discs than others and maybe the difference. But, drives are cheap and you can get a replacement for about $25 at www.newegg.com
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13 Aug 2013   #3
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
That doesn't sound like a drive problem. I've seen that with the discs themselves and not the drive. I have a recording studio and do a lot of recording for singers with Karaoke CD's. Its usually a dirty CD that is the culprit.

Some drives are more sensitive to dirty discs than others and maybe the difference. But, drives are cheap and you can get a replacement for about $25 at www.newegg.com
That's what I thought as well. The CD had some hairline scratches on it. I recently ripped a disc that was in perfect condition and it was fine.

Thanks (:
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13 Aug 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

All CD/R disks aren't created equal, some brands are better, some make good coasters. I've had good luck with Memorex and Sony for two.
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14 Aug 2013   #5
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Strange, as Memorex is the brand we saw most of the problems with on the Dell forums. It is one brand that I tell my clients not to use.
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14 Aug 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

TDK was another brand that seemed OK too. I have had some Memorex ones fail too though.
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15 Oct 2013   #7
MadDad

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have had the best luck with Verbatim disks, +&-R's
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17 Oct 2013   #8
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

I actually purchased a new Asus DVD drive and it was still having the same problems depending on the CD I wanted to rip. I returned that one and purchased a Lite-On instead. Boy does this thing do a much better job! Less insecure rips using DBPoweramp. There's still an occasional enhanced cd that has a problem, but it seems that this drive has less problems ripping music discs.
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