Originally posted by Halcyon
The later versions of Cactus Data shield 200 can only be bypassed with Plextor drives using Plextools and a lowered ripping speed (unless one is using Plextor Premium which can rip at full speed).
I could rip the last Radiohead album (“Hail to the thief”) with a LG GCE-8481B.
4.0 build 10b
Does CDS use illegal TOC?
All programs detected the tracks correctly, and Feurio didn’t show any message about illegal TOC/protected disc (I don’t know if I disabled that message).
The extraction of that disc with the LG works half of the times.
I mean sometimes it fails in the first bits, and sometimes it starts ripping and doesn’t stop till the end.
I used maximum speed and the drive drive slows down to its minimum speed (8x) when it finds the first errors (as always) at the beginning of the 1st track.
I didn’t notice any problem at second 9.
In fact, I think I’ve made a perfect copy. I had at least 2 equal WAVs from several rippings for every track.
For every extraction there was about 3 to 5 erroneous tracks, but these errors were random: sometimes it was the 3rd track wrong and sometimes right, and so on…
Feurio reported between 3000 and 15000 C2 errors for every track, and this number was almost fixed for every track with small variations in succesive extractions (again around 3 or 5 tracks changed their number of c2-errors slightly).
Comparing WAVs in EAC showed “zones of differences” smaller than 12 miliseconds when the WAVs were different (not audible I’d say).
Nero also ripped the tracks, and EAC reported wrong reading command but it was the old EAC 0.9.
I don’t remember the firmware of the LG 48x (I couldn’t try more drives)
I was disappointed: too easy