Below is a post I wrote about the first release of CloneBD in December 2014. Has it improved enough to be something I should purchase? Does it work 99 times out of a hundred yet? THey must be at Patch #50 or better by now...
"I did get an email confirmation that the program sent in a log and Slysoft was looking into it. As far as doing my part, these issues should have been dealt with long ago in Beta Testing. These folks have been working on this full time (with a "Development Team" we're told) for over 4 years!
The Disks I'm trying to clone are middle of the road commercially available and probably have hundreds of thousands of sales worldwide. (Maybe a million in the case of the Eagles disk as it was from their History of the Eagles -a 3 Disk set that sold very well.) They are not new releases with some type of unknown structure.
People seem to accept flaky software as normal it seems. My son, who's a gamer, when he get a new game on Disk (PS4 or PC), he doesn't even try to play it after initial install. The first thing is to get in line (on line:() for a slow download of a patch that is often times near the same size as the original program. Those folks have no pride in what they bring to market, and don't deserve to remain in business with that type of behaviour.
If the equipment I sell didn't work when I sold it, the Customers would be sending it back and lining up a lawsuit very quickly. But in the software world selling something that doesn't function is readily acceptable => and folks say you are not doing your part if you don't help the supplier fix it. No wonder software companies can make big money.
I'm constantly amazed the Consumers are lead along like Pavlov's Dog with every "new" release. What made CloneCD & CloneDVD so attractive is they worked virtually every time - at least for me. It's sad they tossed out CloneBD before it was ready. "