I have a Uniti Star and as everyone should know by now there is an issue with audio dropouts (on at least 50% of CD’s I have ripped). Anyway when I buy a CD what I do is place it in the Uniti Star and rip the CD. It is very quick and takes about 5 to 10mins to do it with good metadata etc. I then listen to it. If I get an audio dropout I would stop and set the CD aside to be ripped again on the computer with dBpoweramp.
To do this I have to power off the Uniti Star at the socket. At the rear USB port (which is not very accessible from the front) I have a 400mm approx length of USB A to USB C of cable with the C end connected to a Samsung T7 SSD. I can access the C end from the front so I disconnect the SSD from this and take it to my computer. There I have another USB A to C lead and I connect this to the SSD. I then rip the CD on the computer and transfer files only to replace the files on the SSD.
I then connect the SSD back to the Uniti Star with reverse of process.
Anyway the concern I have is that will I damage the USB port on the SSD or the USB C end by doing this very frequently I.e are they designed for a maximum in and out removal? If so I would have to do this in batches of say 10 to 20 cds rather than today I did it for 2 CD’s that I bought. If I do it in batches I have to listen to it on the Uniti Star with audio dropouts which can be frustrating on some good tracks until I have bought enough CD’s to do a batch.
If there is damage or wear which end will go first is it the lead end or the SSD end? Could it become loose over time and affect audio quality?