I just backupped my Escapology, since i got interested by this thread. No problems with Clone 4019 and Plex 2410 (settings: r 4x, w 16x) , i copied the WHOLE cd, both sessions. So i made an “almost 1:1 copy”. I just love my Plex. It never lets me down;-) I also ripped only the audio tracks, but i had to disable session 2 with PlexTools before succeeded. After that CDDAE, Plextools and EAC did the job perfectly with 4X.
Strangely enough; My other writer, LG 8240, ripped the CD perfectly without any tricks… Even with max read speed… I just have to love my LG too…
BTW: This disk has protection on all tracks, but depending on reader, they behave differently, some canÂ´t rip at all, some rip some of the tracks etc. Not only the 2 first tracks. ItÂ´s your reader doing the “things”…;-(
I encountered couple of thousand c2 errors while ripping with cddae and Plextor (0,00% and unhearable though), but when reading 2 times with LG, it did 0 errors on whole CD… LG seems to be a great raeder for Cactus DS200, it even plays the cd with mediaplayer with no problems…!-)