Is the LTR-52327S a bad reader?

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#1

I have been searching for a new burner for backing up latest protections (specially Safedisc) and have read several threads where people reports success with the LTR-52327S but only when paired woth a LTD-166s DVD-ROM as a source-reader.

Is the LTR-52327S a bad reader then? Can it not be used succesfuly as an alone drive without needing an aditional device?

I have read that Plextor Premium works ok as reader and burner so I decided to come here and ask the Liteon people.

My burning program is Alcohol 120%

Thanks a lot.


#2

the liteon 52327s is a good burner but if being able to back up copy protected cds is a must then i would recommend the plex Premium
hope that helps :slight_smile:


#3

I think that people use the 166S because it’s not a burner and is thus unable to recognize that a disc is a CD-R instead of a CD-ROM, which is useful for playing the game.


#4

@code65536: Not too sure about that m8, I think the most have used the LTD-166s as a source-reader when making the images. If you see in the different threads of “success copy” you will see.


#5

The 52327S is incredibly average. It’s the epitome of mediocre, but it’s cheap so I guess you get what you pay for.

It’s not a BAD drive - It can read most stuff pretty well and does decent enough DAE, and it’s speed is pretty good too. That said, as a writer it totally bites for non-obsolete copy-protections and every burn I’ve done has put a ~3000 C2 error spike at the beginning of the burn, which sucks.
It’d say it’s a good OEM drive, but the quality is not as good as I’d want by a long shot.

If you have the cash, get the Plextor Premium - It’s expensive but it is pretty much the pinnacle of CDRWs :wink:


#6

Thanks, nice advices. I have already ordered a Plextor Drive.