Hello all. I use EAC for extraction and burning. I was told to let the burner cool between burnings to extend laser life (I have a Plextor 12/10/32A, which I use for DAE and burning). Should I also let it cool after extraction or can I burn right after extraction?
Also, can I use my computer during extraction without hurting the extraction - I don't mind if it slows down a little, just don't want to have a bad extraction file?
Thank you to all.
Also, Andre, I am new to EAC and I love it - thank you so much for this wonderful work. My postcard is on the way.
I´m also using my burner to rip (sony crx 100)-
but i cant really anser the question if you should let it cool down (but i think usually when READING cds it wouldt get too hot anyway - at least mine doesn´t)
but as for reading cds while working on the computer:
I´ve always been doing that and never had any problems concerning the quality of the rips - you can even do jobs that use all the computer power; then the extraction will just slow down (if eac is set to "idle" in the EAC-options).
- While reading, cds become hot because of heat produced by the spinEngine. The semiConductorLaser is insignificant.
- SemiConductorLasers' average lifetime nearly is 7 years. That means it'll last 27 years by using a writer 6 hours a day before recycling.
=> Add a little fan on writer's back and you needn't worry about heat anymore.
thank you Dick and bnm! (EOM)
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How much the drive heats (how much it gets hot, as far as I understand english) varies much from one computer to another.
A friend uses an SCSI Teac 4x burner since 2 years, and the burned CDs are very hot. I use a Yamaha 6416S, and the burned CDs are cold, but my whole computer is cold : I've got two coolers : one for the box, and one for the CPU. However the drive died 9 monthes after being in use, refusing to load any CD, blank or not.
Maybe its bad for the drive to be very hot, but I think it has little to do with its lifetime. Once my DAT drive became so hot that a "thermal overdrive" (thermal cascade?) occured in the power supply, shutting down electricity in the whole house! Touching the front of the deck, I wondered how the tape didn't melt inside ... Those machines can stand very hot weather.
Seems to be a little outdated,
however I always thought the laser diodes can last on burning for about 1000-2000 hours (about 3 Months non-stop), probably max. 4000 CDs.
I REALLY don't think anyone used a burner beyond this.