I Successfully Copied SafeDisc 2.8 Game with Nero

I was successfully able to copy NBA Live 2003 using Nero 5.5.9.17. First my hardware:

LiteOn DVD Drive LTD163D
LiteOn 52x24x52

Settings in Nero:

CD Copy on the fly

Read Options:
Retries: 1
Ingnore Illegal TOC type: On
Unreadable Data: Continue Copying - On
Data Mode 1: Force Raw Reading - On -On Errors - Write Uncorrected
Data Mode 2: Force Raw reading - On - On Errors - Write Uncorrected

Audio Tracks

Check on everything except Use Jitter Correction


I tried making a copy of NBA Live 2003 with the newest CloneCD program, but the copy will not work without checking off Hide CDR Media.

Looks like I may have to start taking a closer look at Nero.

Yes it is possible sometimes to copy a safedisc protected cd using nero with the settings you used. Very unreliable, often time consuming, definitely not recommended, but will sometimes work.

Seems to work flawlessly everytime I make a copy of a different game. Maybe the version of Nero you were using was flaky. They do update the software quite frequently, so maybe you should look into it again.

Originally posted by Ice Cube
Seems to work flawlessly everytime I make a copy of a different game. Maybe the version of Nero you were using was flaky. They do update the software quite frequently, so maybe you should look into it again.

Yes maybe but still there are programs that do 1:1 much more reliable like CloneCD, Alcohol 120% and BlindWrite so there is really no point in using Nero.

But it’s nice info to know it works. :slight_smile: