A short while ago I bought my first CD writer (a Yamaha
CRW8424E 8x4x24 ATAPI unit).
I just installed CloneCD 220.127.116.11 beta 30 and tried to back
up a CD (standard data CD, not protected). Creating the
image file worked fine.
However, on writing, regardless of whether I choose 1x, 2x
or 4x write speed, there’s a buffer underrun error a few
minutes into the write. (Actual message displayed is
something like long write in progress.) This happens both
when actually writing and in simulated write.
I downloaded BurnDrive 18.104.22.168, and that works fine for
writing at 1x and 2x. Its buffer status indicator remains
full until the end of the write.
Now, my system is really old and lame by modern standards:
Pentium 75, 40MB RAM, Win 95. CD image file is on a Sony MO
drive connected via an ISA SCSI card.
Given that BurnDrive writes the image file to CD with no
problems (at 2x even), does that imply that CloneCD’s
buffering system could be improved, since it fails even
writing at 1x? Does CloneCD use double-buffering?
Or have I just missed a setting/option in CloneCD that will
solve the problem?