So I am home from school and have been renovating a tower I built for my family. It was past time for me to swap out some older optical drives in the machine, one was a 52x Creative CD drive i bought years ago (loud, but lasted quite a while) the other was a Sony DRU-500A. I read through a number of review articles here on the site and bought a Lite-On SHM-165P6S04C and a Pioneer DVR-111D. I have been having trouble trying to replicate a copy of Sims 2, DVD Edition. I have the legit disc but would like a second playable copy for another machine in the house. Each copy attempt thus far has failed. I have even tried with the new pioneer, but it produces copies that are completely unreadable, the system just idles trying to read the disc, previously the copies would play but i would get a message indicating the disc was illegitimate or something like that. Anyway, my question is whether or not that is a sign of a bad drive, or if the DVR-111d is simply incapable of burning the Sims 2 DVD.
Second, I am a fan of Handsome Boy Modeling School, and have purchased one of Nakamura’s side projects, Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By. Anyway, the disc fails to read correctly in some drives and is difficult to rip. In my Toshiba Laptop using a Matshita DL DVD-RW drive the disc will not mount or on occasion will play but VERY sloppily. My creative drive read and ripped fine and so does the newer Lite-On, but the Pioneer DVR-111 has the same issue as the Matshita and a handful of other drives. Is this a copy-protection issue? Few people know about Lovage so it is difficult finding technical talk about it. Perhaps the Pioneer DVR-111 was not a good drive choice, should I return it and get another Lite-On?
Anywho, a preemptive thanks for your patience and help, sorry about the long message.
PS. The matshita drive in my â€˜top is trash, have had nothing but problems, poor copies, multiple returns, headaches.
PPS. Maybe I should just keep the older Sony DRU-500A in the machine. Thoughts?