I currently own an (antique) Panasonic 4x8 (no CDRW) and thinking of upgrading to something a bit newer. The AOPEN 1232A or ACER 1208 look like interesting drives, but … when I look up the CloneCD compatibility pages, the 1232A supports proper sub-channel read and write (RAW+96) but no EFM support, whereas the 1208 supports EFM but no RAW+96 write.
I always thought there was only one kind of subchannel data…
- what is this EFM thing?
- How is it different than this 96 pieces of subchannel data (bytes or bits?)
- why is it that an AOPEN drive can still copy SD2 even though it does not support EFM?
- Why isn’t EFM just included in the 96 pieces of subchannel data?
- How come no writer supports both EFM and RAW-96 read and write on data and audio?
- Which do I want anyway? EFM or the RAW+96? Which is better? Should I just get one of each?
I’m just a tad confused… Kudos to anyone who can clear this up for me…