How fast?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by levitynyc, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2006
    I have to upload all of my CD's to my new mac and back to my ipod as my 4 g ipod finally gave out and I didnt back up my songs on my PC as I lacked HD room. I have over 400 CD's

    My question is, On the new 24" iMac or any new hooked up long does it take to rip a CD to the mac? On my 6 year old pc it would take around 5 minutes a CD. What times can I expect from the new mac?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I'd guess 2-3 minutes per CD, but I don't have an iMac to check it out for you.
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Check out for some great benchmarks.

    Here is one comparing the recent iMacs (G5s and Intel based) performance when converting MP3's to AAC in iTunes. Not quite what you are looking for, but it should give you an idea of the performance difference between various iMacs. :)

  4. gnasher729 macrumors G5


    Nov 25, 2005
    First of all, there is software around that will allow you to upload songs from your iPod to the Macintosh. This is highly illegal if you are not the owner of the songs, but fine if you are. This will be much much easier than loading the CDs on your computer.

    Not only is it easier, but if your CDs are old there is a good chance that you will have the occasional read errors from the CDs, depending on how well you looked after them. Usually you notice that by dramatically reduced conversion speed. I would recommend first importing your CDs in Apple Lossless format, adding all the artwork and making a backup on data DVDs. Then convert to the format you want.
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    it depends on your cd-rom drive, but also the cd. and if the cd has any scratches, then it's gonna take longer
  6. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA

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