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Hardware

Here you will find valuable info on many different types of hardware.
This data is expected to be useful for computer users with access to high-end desktops or dedicated servers. The most important piece of hardware you can buy is a CD-ROM drive that will support SIA (Stream Is Accurate). A drive with this support will allow you to rip your audio discs worry free.
If you are going to be doing a fair amount of ripping, invest in a GOOD cd-rom drive. You can get an excellent one for under $60.00.

 

CD-ROM DRIVES
Pretty much any NEW CD-Rom drive can do DAE (Digital Audio Extraction) transfers. Our goal is to present you with data on as many CD-Roms as possible...Which drives work well with Zlurp! and which ones don't. As an added bonus - we can even get you a killer deal on a shiny new CD-Rom drive from CDW!

Call TOLL FREE 877-325-3009 Dustin Arft. He will be more then happy to help you out!

What you should be looking for in a CD-Rom drive...
There are 2 very important areas to look at in the data below.

The first is the CDDA column. CDDA is CD Digital Audio. If this is TRUE, it means that the drive can rip audio. Obviously, if CDDA is FALSE, you've got a problem!

The second column to watch is SIA, or Stream Is Accurate. A drive with SIA as TRUE guarantees that the data coming off of the CD will be perfect. If this is FALSE, you will probably still be able to rip a CD, but you will have to tinker with Zlurp!s jitter control settings to get good results. This method will also be somewhat slower. So for the best results you want a drive with TRUE/TRUE for the CDDA/SIA columns!

For questions about the other data columns, see the Glossary of Header Terms below.

RECOMMENDED

CDW PN MFG     Description                        COST     MFG Number
142576 ASUS    ASUS 40X IDE CDR                   $50.00*  CD-S400/ASUS
146503 Kenwood Kenwood 52X TrueX IDE 7 beam CDR   $98.69*  UCR412WB
108475 SONY    Sony Spressa CDU 711/CH CDR        $74.09*  CDU711/CH
153208 Toshiba Toshiba 40X IDE CDR                $54.00*  XM6502B-TA
141924 PLEXTOR PLEXTOR 40X INT SCSI TRAY CDR     $116.24* CD-ROM PX-40TS
 
Drive MFR Model Firmware ISRC CDDA SIA Speed Buffer Lock Eject Method 2
ASUS CD-S400/A v2.0H TRUE TRUE TRUE 40x 128KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
E-IDE CD-ROM 48X/AKU vU23 TRUE TRUE TRUE 48x 128KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
HITACHI CDR-8330 v0007 TRUE TRUE FALSE 24x 128KB TRUE TRUE TRUE
KENWOOD CD-ROM UCR-412 v119I TRUE TRUE TRUE 45x 512KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
PIONEER CD-ROM DR-A04S v1.05 TRUE TRUE TRUE 32x 128KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
SONY CD-ROM CDU701 v1.0r TRUE TRUE TRUE 14x 128KB TRUE TRUE TRUE
SONY CD_ROM CDU771 v1.0g TRUE TRUE TRUE 14x 256KB TRUE TRUE TRUE
TEAC CD-532E-B v1.0A TRUE TRUE TRUE 32x 128KB TRUE TRUE TRUE
TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-5602B v1656 TRUE TRUE FALSE 8x 256KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-6402B v1008 TRUE TRUE TRUE 32x 256KB TRUE TRUE FALSE
TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-6502B v1013 TRUE TRUE TRUE 40x 256KB TRUE TRUE FALSE

 
NOT RECOMMENDED

CDW PN  MFG    Description         COST     MFG Number
182732  SONY   SONY 40X IDE CDR   $54.00*   CDU-4011
Drive MFR Model Firmware ISRC CDDA SIA Speed Buffer Lock Eject Method 2
SONY CD-ROM CDU4011 vUY04 TRUE TRUE FALSE 40x 120KB TRUE TRUE TRUE

 
NOT YET VERIFIED - RAW INFO
These drives have been reported as being tried with Zlurp!, but we have not yet verified how well they work. If you see your CR-Rom on this list, please drop us an e-mail and tell us how Zlurp! is working.
 

FULL CD LIST

 

Glossary of Header Terms

Drive MFR
Who manufactured the drive.

Model
Model name of the drive.

Firmware
Version of firmware for this drive. Firmware is a hardware BIOS, that is, a low level instruction set for the hardware.

ISRC
ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the international identification system for sound recordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording which can be permanently encoded into a product, such as a CD. This field defines the capability of the drive to read this code.

CDDA
CDDA (CD Digital Audio) defines a drive's capability to extract (or rip) audio from a CD directly in digital format, without having to use an analog step.

SIA
SIA (Stream Is Accurate) tells whether the drive guarantees that the data ripped from the CD is perfect.

Speed
How fast can data be accessed from the drive. 1x would be real time. This parameter goes hand in hand with the buffer size.

Buffer
The buffer is where data is stored before it is read from the drive. The bigger the buffer, the more data can be read at a time. Of course, a drive's speed impacts how fast data can be read as well...if the speed is slow, it will take longer to fill a large buffer, and a program will have to wait to read the data. Conversely, a speedy drive with a small buffer may be wasting it's speed. A program may not be able to keep up with how fast the buffer is filled. This time the drive must wait for the program to read before filling the buffer again.

Lock
Describes whether the mechanism can lock a CD in the drive, preventing ejection.

Eject
Describes whether the mechanism can be made to eject the CD on command.

Method 2
To be honest, I haven't found what this refers to yet! :>)
It appears to be an alternate method of ripping data, but the details are scarce.
 
 
 
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