I’m looking to buy a new CD-RW drive that is able to easily make reliable 1:1 backups of as many different types of copy-protected CD’s as possible (in particular, Securom NEW and SafeDisc2, but the more the better). I’ve had a lot of problems backing up some of my CD’s with my TDK 24/10/40B (particularly Securom NEW titles), and I really want a burner that will make my life easier!
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lite-On’s lineup on this forum and elsewhere, so it seems that one of the newer Lite-On models (32X or faster, as I’ve heard the 24X models have problems with Securom NEW) is probably the best way to go.
I was looking around on Lite-On’s website, and I’ve noticed that there seem to be two models for each speed, ending in “W” or “S” (e. g. LTR-40125S and LTR-40125W; LTR-48125W and LTR-48126S, etc.).
One of my primary questions is, what is the difference between the two models, “W” and “S”? Is one better than the other? I couldn’t really find any specifics on the differences on Lite-On’s website.
My other question is, which model would you recommend? My thinking was that the newer models would be more likely able to do 1:1 copies of more types of copy-protected CD’s, as well as being supported longer than older models…so right now I’m leaning towards one of the 40X or 48X models. What do you think? I would greatly appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer.