This was my first outing with DiscJuggler, so I downloaded FutureProof’s Quick Guide and the latest Demo version of DJ [4.10.1140] from Padus and got to work. For a first attempt I tried to do another backup of Harry Potter + the Philosopher’s Stone [SD2.40.010] just to test I’d got the settings correct. So far so good. Then it was on to SD 3.20 and this is how I got on …
Title: Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Success. Well mostly - again. My first burn was to a Philips High Speed 700Mb CD-RW and the game authenticated every time I tried. I then burned it to a CD-R [TY Cyanine 700Mb] - of the 15 times I’ve tried to start the game I got 4 failures when the backup disk provided a .tmp file error.
This rather mimics the results I found with my FireBurner tests. However the percentage failure rate was higher. I ran another set of game startup tests with the FireBurner CD-R [previous CD-R from same spindle] and didn’t have a single additional failure. Final stats were; FireBurner write 1/15 failures against a DJ write 5/15 failures.
I believe that the ASUS is a much better reader, and with DJ can read/write the pre-gap correctly so I hoped to get a better backup, one that didn’t fail at all. I have to assume that either the individual media played a part in the failure or there was something else going on that I’d missed. In all the CD-RW tests I’d done there wasn’t a single failure from either burn.
I looked back through the DJ log - which for some reason I’d saved in a notepad file and found that DJ had supplied dummy blocks between 0:14:14 and 2:18:24 MSF and also between 64:00:11 and 70:58:39 MSF. Not sure how that correlates to the CloneCD sector report which was between the standard ranges [~800 and ~10,000]. However it looks like DJ picked up a heck of a lot of errors at the end of the disk that CloneCD didn’t. Could this be significant? Well I have no idea the CD-RW didn’t seem to care they were there but the CD-R did…?
If anyone else can explain it, feel free…
FireBurner and DJ can both write SD 3.20.
The LTD-163D is still good enough to read SD3.20
The [or should that be my] LTR-40125S can’t write SD 3.20