Best Reader for SafeDisc 3?

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#1

Hi,
Quick question - I’m trying to make a copy of Doom 3 (SD 3.20) with Alcohol 120%, and was wondering which of my two drives - Plextor 716A (DVD writer) or Asus 5232AS to use for reading. For writing it’s best to use the Asus (the Plextor won’t work) but how about for reading?

Thanks!


#2

By reading, do you mean for making the image or for playing the back-up copy?


#3

I think he means for making the image.

I would say, the ASUS.


#4

Yes, I meant for making the image, sorry. I would have thought the Plextor is the drive to use for playing the backup, the Asus won’t read its own copies.


#5

Yep, read with the Asus, play with the Plex (unless, of course, you’ve got a Litey dvd that you haven’t mentioned :wink: ).


#6

Read image with Lite-On/ASUS, then burn and play with PlexWriter Premium.

Ben :slight_smile:


#7

Cantab doesn’t have a plex premium Ben; he has a plex dvd writer. Look at his first post.


#8

Just play from the dvd unit then.


#9

Thanks for the replies guys. For some reason my Asus won’t write working copies of SafeDisc games. When I wrote the image with my old Toshiba DVD burner, it worked just fine.
So I think that, currently, the combination of a Plextor Premium (can burn SecuROM 4/5) and a Toshiba/LiteOn DVD writer (for everything else) would be the perfect 2-drive combination. Do you agree?


#10

I think the best combination is…

Securom >4.80 Plextor Premium :iagree:
Safedisc 3 and 4 Plextor 8/20 SCSI :iagree:


#11

My litty can write and read both SR 5.x and SD 4.x. Only bad thing is that I need to hide ATIP.

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#12

shouldn’t be a problem with new SecuROM versions:)


#13

Really? What method do you use for SR 5 and do you know if the newer Liteys also can do this?


#14

I think it’s a hit and mis with the new drives.