What are DAE drive features?
"All CDROM drives are not created equal"
When we say DAE drive features we talk about the audio reading capabilities of a CD-ROM drive.
Why is it useful to know these features?
If you want to perform accurate digital audio extraction it is necessary to know your drive(s) features.
Who submits these features?
All records found in our database are user submitted.
How do I test my drive(s) features?
There is an excellent guide on how to determine this information at the HydrogenAudio.org
To test for overreading & read offsets insert an audio CD from this list
& press the Detect read sample offset correction value
button on the
tab of the Drive Options
dialog box (F10).
To obtain reliable results you should get consistence values reported from at least
3 different CDs.
You can find a very nice, comprehensive explanation of what offsets are at the
Essential Ripping Guide
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How do I know who manufactured my drive?
The manufacturer, model and type information can be found from within EAC. The image
above shows us the text PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A Adapter: 1 ID:0
. From this text
we can obtain the information we require:
How do I read my drive(s) firmware version?
Download Nero InfoTool
, unzip, & run InfoTool.exe. Select the drive that you want to retrieve information from in the top left list box. The firmware
version of the selected drive can be found in the General section of the Drive tab.
What is this HTOA field?
is an acronym for H
udio. This isn't exactly an
established term but it describes the feature adequately. Some audio discs contain hidden audio prior to the
real track 1. But, there is a problem for some drives to retrieve this audio since they
were not designed with this feature in mind.
Thankfully, there is an easy way to test for this. See the page dedicated to this subject