Help! Need To Know Which Cd Reader To Buy

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#1

I have a Plextor 241040a, TLA 0101. As most of you who make backup copies of protected games may know, Plextor does not make perfect backups of SD 2.51+.

So, my question is, what makes and models of CD readers will work with a backup copy of SD 2.51+ that are made with my Plextor 241040a?

From what I read in these forums, the Toshiba needs perfect copies in order for the backups to work. I am looking for the opposite, a reader that will not need perfect copies in order to play.

My old LG Electronics CD reader would play these backup disks, but unfortunately, the unit just died, and I need to buy a new one..

Thanks....


#2

???

you need perfect copies to be read perfect. A drive can not add the missing data parts.


#3

damiandimitri,

I am aware that CD units can’t add data. However, from the posts I have read in the past, there are certain readers that will play these backed that are burned from a Plextor disks better than others. The toshiba is a good reader, but it will not play the backup copies that come from a Plextor, because of the “flaws” of the copy. The LG Electronics I had would play my backed up disks of SD 2.51, but I have another brand of CD player that will not play the same copied disk.

All I am looking for is a CDR unit that has a good chance to play my backed up copies… And I do realize there there is some risk involved.


#4

hmm that depends of lot of things.
What is the speed of burning, which media, what protection…etc

I know not for sue but i guess a sd2.51 capable burner will be a good reader.
or a lite-on dvd player??

I own a toshiba and they seem to be very picky with burn cd’s. Never had problems …:bigsmile:


#5

Yea, there are a lot of variables that could come into play. I had success with Memorex re-writable media previously though, being burned with the Plex, and read with a LG reader. Toshiba does make an excellent reader, but as you have said, they may not do well with copies. Being that Plextor is not a good Safedisk 2.51 replicator, I am hoping to find out if there is a “common” consensus among Plextor owners that have had success with a particular brand of CD reader with their Plextor burned backup copies. Since I have 2 computers in my house, it is important that a copy made on one computer will work on the other computer.


#6

perhaps i am cursing now…:bigsmile:

but buy a lite-on…and all your copies will work on both pc’s

use your plex for audio…and lite-on for games


#7

damiandimitri,

Ofcourse you are right, Plextor is better for audio, Liteon is better for games. If I decide to get another CD/RW I would get a Lite-on or perhaps an Asus, but right now, I think I will just get a CD reader… Thanks your your comments and suggestions…


#8

What i can tell you is that cdr with sd2.5.x work perfectly on my toshiba sdm1222 but don’t work at all in my asus50x!


#9

sasha79,

Thank you for your input, exactly the sort of thing I am looking for. I have been looking at CDR’s, I do understand that Toshiba is a great reader, but I also heard Asus was good to. I will keep that in mind. There are so many choices out there, I want to do it right the first time…


#10

I’m going to go out and buy a new dvd drive today, Lite on 163. If u have time i’ll test some sd2.51 games burnt with Plex4012ta on it and tell you if work on lite on!


#11

sasha79,

I would be very grateful if you did that for me. I dont know how much you are aware about problems with plextor and SD 2.51, but it can be done, with the right equipment. What copy software will you use? I do have Clonecd4, which I had made usable backups, but they stopped when my old reader died.

Thanks again…


#12

Just go lite on drive I’m going to test it tomorrow morning with plextor backups!