Is there any 3 sheep Lite On drives?

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#1

Just like the question suggests, I used to have a plextor and a lite on Cdrw years ago that I was pretty much able to back up just about anything I needed…
I know have a NEC3500 and it is worthless as for copy protection…

I noticed that the new 1653 lite on is a 2 sheep drive, but is there another that is a 3 sheep drive…?

I also took a quick look at Newegg and I only seen the 1633 Lite On drives, where can you find the 1653 if needed?


#2

@ Jasonxxx
Welcome:).
As stated in the FAQs, the 1633 is the same internally as a 1653, just different firmware.

I searched for ‘sheep’(“to ‘search’ is divine”) and came up with this post among others. Not definitive, but something to consider…


#3

Dunno if such drives exist… and the definition of sheep does not seemed to be nailed down very tightly, as I’ve heard conflicting definitions. One definition of 3-sheep I’ve seen is anything that can do SD3+…

This drive, though outdated, was able to do SD-3.1: http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/141/8

Edit: hehe, just saw please’s post. Forgot that thread had existed. :wink: Something about that thread that I’d like to emphasize is that the definition of stuff is really not very-well nailed down. :stuck_out_tongue: That definition in that thread is different from the [thread=101608]definition that Womble offers[/thread]. It may be easier to just ask about what protection you want to have it handle…


#4

I think I favour the other defintion I’ve seen…
1 Sheep = SD2 old
2 Sheep = SD2.51 late version
2.5 Sheep = Varies, sometimes SD2.8 maybe SD2.9 - this is where many “2 sheep” begin to choke (sometimes passing with AWS/EFM correction, often not)
3 Sheep = in the “sheep test”, not susceptible to ANY weak sector patterns.

One thing about AWS and other tricks, it seems they are nowhere near a 100% solution, going maybe one step higher if you’re lucky, but often fai8ling to deliver.