CD Mate vs. Clone CD

vbimport

#1

Cd Mate makes claims that their software is better than Clone CD. Has anyone tried it out? Is it better, worse or just as good? I’m gonna give it a try and will post what I think. I doubt it is better than Clone CD.

a.k.a. BlackAcidDevil


#2

yes, it is really that good …
for most people ! A really interssting discussion about that matter you will find here:
h**p://64.124.85.117/ccdforum/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=1;t=44


#3

Ok Here’s a quick run down on my system. 400MHz P2, 256mb ram, HP8200i (4x4x24), and Win 2000. I put my Red Alert 2 CD in my burner to read and used the setting for SD2 that’s in the options menu for read settings. Note my CDRW is not SD2 compatible! After 4 hours of reading @ 8x speed the CD image was only @ 2% complete. Clone CD would have been completed by then! Then I took my No One Lives Forever CD and tried it out. Clony 1.07 says it’s SD1 and ClonyXL says it’s SD2. So which 1 it actually is I don’t know. I’m able to make a 1:1 back up of NOLF using Clone CD without anything special like CDbeta, Insektors or Playbackup. I 1st tried Clone CD and @ 8x read it was at 10% in 5 min. Then when I tried CD Mate it wasn’t showing any percentage of completion after 5 min. If anyone can explain my results please do so. For now Clone CD is my software of choice for duplicating CD’s protected or not. I am buying an Acer 1208a soon for SD2 backups and will give CD Mate another shot, but I forsee no difference in results.

Thanx N.B. for the link it was interesting reading.

a.k.a. BlackAcidDevil