Optical Drive - worth extra money for USB 3.0 for encoding / ripping discs?
May 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

RareArtists

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The optical drive on my Mac Book Pro is dead
 
I am going to encode about 750 cd's from my collection, so I'm in the market for an external drive.  I don't need to rip Blu-Ray.  Are there any particular specs I should look for would make for either better or easier encoding?
 
I am considering this one and wondering if it seems like a decent purchase?

Samsung Ultra-Slim Optical Drive SE-218GN/RSBD

  1. Interface: USB2.0 (3.0 Compatible)
  2. Buffery Memory: 0.75MB
  3. Smart Power
  4. Tilt Actuator Compensation Technology: T.A.C
  5. Buffer Under Run Free Technology
  6. Read Speeds up to 8x on DVD-ROM Discs
  7. Write Speeds up to 8x on DVD+R Discs
  8. Read Speeds up to 24x on CD-ROM Discs
  9. Write Speeds up to 24x on CD-R Discs
  10. 704KB Buffer Memory
 
May 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM Post #2 of 3

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I really doubt you will see any benefit for using USB 3.0, over USB 2.0.
 

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