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Windows 7: Should I replace my DVD drive?


13 Aug 2013   #1

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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

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 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

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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
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

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 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
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

Windows 7
 
 

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

Windows
 
 

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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