From the horse's mouth

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#1

I would like to clear up all this information i have about cdr/w drives.I have made a list of drives that seem to be good at burning safedisc4 and securom7. Now the thing is, which is the best one? :doh:
Here is my list: Plextor Premium
Liteon 52327s(8s)
ASUS 5232A
ASUS CRW-522A

I also noted that the ltd-166s is a good dvd-rom drive to play backuped games. If somone knows a better drive then the ones posted, please tell me.I have money for only one of these drives and a dvd-rom drive so money isnt a real obstacle.Thx joe


#2

nothing beats a Plextor Premium when it comes down to copying SecuROM-protected CDs.
if a Premium will also successfully burn new SafeDisc’s depends on luck. nobody can tell you before you buy it, some do make backups that run in 50%-70% of all drives, others won’t make a single successful SD backup…
i own a Premium and i’m glad with it, as it makes good SD-copies…

i cannot tell about the other drives, so there you have to wait for other replies…


#3

My premium will create and read back every time the 3sheep test file. The same disc will also copy back ok from a Sony DRU500. Hit and miss 50/50 from my Toshiba 1710 DVD Rom reader. The above is on verbatim CD-RW disc’s written at 24x. I have been unable to duplicate this with a CD-R, regardless of write speed, or brand. Go figure. With the SecuRom ability, and the right software, it’s the best drive in my opinion.


#4

Sounds like the plextor premium is the best drive then.Wat about a DVD-ROM drive? Is the ltd-166s the best drive for playing backuped games?


#5

Personally, I’d stick with a CD-ROM type games. Unfortunately, SafeDisc DVD isn’t able to back up to DVD. But I have a LG 4163, that does a good job on copies, as well as speed (it also supports DVD-RAM 5x)