Topic: My collection of CD/DVD drives
A number of optical drives collected/hoarded(!) over the years:
OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7240S 1.02 10/09 (+48) - Main dumping drive
AOPEN COM5232/AAH 1.09 05/04 (+738)
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4521B 1.04 08/04 (+6)
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 1.00 04/08 (+102) - SOLD Jan 23 2016
HITACHI DVD-ROM GD-2500 0101 03/99 (+564)
LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-5236K RK01 02/05 (+6) - SOLD Jan 29 2016
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH40L 1.04 06/09 (+667)
_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A 10FD 04/03 (+48)
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W162C TS09 09/05 (+6) - Bad spindle bearing, scrapped
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-816B H002 10/03 (+12) - SOLD Nov 26 2015
LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S YS0N 10/05 (+6)
HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H20L S742 06/06 (+102) *
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-18A1 GL0C 11/06 (+6)
LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4836K SQK5 12/05 (+6) - SOLD Jan 25 2016
<null> 52X32XCOMBO 102G 08/05 (+738) AOpen 52X32XCOMBO, wasn't in AccurateRip's drive database until now; <null> is exactly that, no manufacturer name, not even a space - SOLD Jan 29 2016
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44N RB01 04/07 (+667)
LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S MS0P 08/06 (+6)
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B 0L23 01/05 (+102)
DVSKOREA DVS-LDR DRL-200 CA46 10/05 (+102) - In Tevion DVD/HDD recorder (not a PC drive, but uses regular IDE/Molex cables - not in AccurateRip's offset database)
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B E106 (12/04) (+6)
* My GSA-H20L is completely useless for ripping anything. It won't spin up beyond minimum speed when an audio CD is inserted making ripping in EAC take forever at 1.7X. Even with PlayStation games, it actually spins up, but then drops to 1X when reading gaps and ripping. Additionally, it didn't even return a consistent result on audio tracks, failing AccurateRip's database each time. Even in IsoBuster it rips audio CDs at about 4X without bothering to spin up at all.
Naturally, not one of the DVD drives in the entire list has been able to dump a GameCube or Wii disc, either returning the default "faulty drive" error in Rawdump, or hanging in Friidump after the message "Retrieving disc seeds, this might take a while..." (some drives will eventually return "Failed" and exit back to the command prompt).
Update: I now have an 8163B as of Nov 13 2015, which can seemingly rip GameCube games with no problems, but Rawdump being Rawdump still likes to fatalerror in the middle of dumping, go figure. First game to be dumped successfully using Friidump was Need For Speed Underground 2.
SONY CDU4811 PY09 05/00 (-1164)
CREATIVE CD821E tw960527 1.05 07/96 (+961)
SONY CD-RW CRX195E1 ZYS5 05/02 (+12)
SONY CD-RW CRX120E 1.0j 09/99 (+1160)
COMPAQ CRD-8400B 1.02 11/99 (-24)
IOMEGA CDRW55296INT-C 010X ??/?? (+6) - No manufacturer date
SONY CDU4811 PY09 02/00 (-1164)
E-IDE CD-ROM 40X/AKU T10 11/99 (+1268) - AOpen CD-940E/AKU PRO, no idea why they use a generic name
HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8480B 1.00 05/02 (-491)
SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148C B100 11/01 (+600) - Possibly faulty*
TEAC CD-W58E 1.0A 11/00 (+685)
CREATIVE CD420E 1.02 10/95 (±???) - EAC can't detect matching read command **
SONY CDU4811 PY05 11/99 (-1164)
HITACHI CDR-8330 0007 11/97 (±???) ***
TEAC CD-532E-A 1.0A 05/98 (+96)
ATAPI CD-ROM SPEED-8X 8.4D 02/97 (±???) - Acer 685A 043, EAC can't detect matching read command
BCD24XHM CD-ROM U1.3 04/98 (-1164) - BTC BCD 24XHM
ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE N8EK 08/00 (+691) - Diamond Data 648A-045, can't verify more than one key disc out of 20+, now dead
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8562B 1.04 11/04 (+6) - Bought an 8164B on eBay for reading Nintendo discs, this was in the box instead when the parcel arrived (got a refund as the owner apparently couldn't find it)
LG CD-ROM CRD-8483B 1.08 05/02 (+12)
MATSHITA CW-7502 11/97 (SCSI) - Panasonic CW-7502-B; had a seized fan which has been since removed
MATSHITA CW-7502 12/99 (SCSI) - Panasonic CW-7502-B
GoldStar CD-ROM GCD-R580B 1.00 04/96 (±???) - Failed to verify a single key disc, tried 40 CDs
Drives with ??/?? listed have no manufacture date on the label, or are still inside a working PC which I haven't been able to open to check.
* Samsung SC-148C doesn't show up in EAC using the ASPI driver (I have to use native NT mode), drive randomly stops dead during testing/extraction of any disc, ending with EAC completely losing the disc and saying there's no audio CD in the drive, and almost all CD tracks tested don't match the AccurateRip database despite using the same CD when testing every other drive.
** Creative CD420E is an IDE drive, but it is not compatible with my USB adapter (it functions perfectly when hooked up to a regular IDE slot on the board however). Testing it in an old Pentium 200 with Windows 98 SE, EAC couldn't detect a matching read command (even after manually selecting every single one it failed to work), the drive was not in the AccurateRip database, and it failed to rip anything whatsoever, so I have no idea what the read offset is, or whether it can even read/rip audio CDs digitally to start with.
*** Upon detecting a read offset in EAC, it sits there for about 10 seconds doing nothing, then makes a fast back-and-forth click noise with the head and returns "This Key Disc cannot be used for offset detection (it does not match the one stored in AccurateRips[sic] database), please try a different Key Disc." despite being the exact same discs used to set up every other drive. Ripping with secure mode makes the drive spin down to <1X and produces nothing but read errors from sector 0 onward, regardless of which disc is used (including a brand new condition Death Magnetic). Tracks return different checksums when ripped multiple times using burst mode. No read offset + no rips = FAIL award. Also, it just blacklisted itself from AccurateRip/offset tests and won't even show up for offset testing now, LOL. Had to summon the powers of Regedit to fix the AccurateRip setting.
Others I haven't tested yet:
NEC CDR-272 07/95 (IDE, but not compatible with USB adapter)