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Doesn't read last 1 or 2 tracks on audio CDs without errors
on March 12, 2014
After using this drive to rip several CDs to our music library, I noticed the last song on one had clicks, pops, and skips. I made 2 copies of the tracks of a few of the CDs on our computer's hard drive and used a diff utility to verify both copies were the same. The copies of the last 1 or 2 tracks on some of the CDs were not the same. I've tried this on a Mac and a Windows 7 PC and this drive usually doesn't read the last 1 or 2 tracks twice with the same digital data (it's reading with errors). However, the internal optical drives on both computers read the same tracks from the same CDs multiple times with the same data (no errors). It was past the date to return the drive to Amazon, so I sent it to Samsung for replacement under warranty. The replacement drive fails to read the last 1 or 2 tracks in just the same way. It's probably a flaw in the design of this drive. This drive has received many very positive reviews. Perhaps people haven't noticed data errors reading files near the end of a full CD or DVD. I'll be getting a different drive.