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comment Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?
That you can access audio CD data as if it were a file is a weak and leaky software abstraction layer provided by operating systems. Look at a large sample of CDs and you'll find ones where that file-oriented abstraction breaks. Material hidden between the regular tracks is one example. If you want a correct mental model of how CDs actually work, you can't think of tracks as files. Audio CDs also do not have sectors even though computer CD players show the data that way. That's another leaky abstraction that breaks down if you poke at it hard.
Jan
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comment Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?
Sony Music has roughly a 30% market share, so even if it's just them that number is not impossible. I suspect your sample is a bit skewed because Sony Classical is closer to 5% of the classical music market. I'd be surprised to find CD-Text on 30% of the music in any other genre. My physical media players since 2003 have all shown CD-Text when it's there, and outside of Sony releases I rarely see it.
Jan
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comment Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?
Sony's Super Audio CD format always included descriptions similar to CD-Text. Out of the >150 SACDs I've ripped, about 10% had metadata didn't meet my standards. Most of those came out in the unbaked first year of SACD production. The production workflow at Sony that downsamples DSD masters into CD quality releases preserves that metadata and adds it as CD-Text. Sony bit pretty hard on DSD as an archival format for a few years, so there's still some of that machinery and process around. Not even everything coming out of Sony goes through that production process though.
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comment ECC registered vs ECC unbuffered
This is an excellent answer, it can't be any shorter and still address all the questions so well. I just did a moderate edit that cleaned your text up that will help once it's applied. Even removed your apology to trim two lines--the accepted answer here was not very helpful. I did expand briefly on ZFS deduplication concerns and drive error handling while I was in there. Decided not to get into vibration, even though that's going to be an issue with 24 drives too.
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