what mode do i use DAO/SAO or RAW/DAO
Well every time i burn this game w/ my plex it works in my plex preium but not in my lite on's
This is common enough. Virtually no writer will produce a copy that will work in all possible playback devices. It's also very common for plex writers to produce copies that will only work in the plex that did the writing. A copy produced by a recent model Asus cdrw on the other hand won't work in the writer itself but will work in most other reading devices.
In fact, if you search for a thread entitled something like "Drives that have trouble with safedisc" you'll find that there are quite a number of drives that can't play an original safedisc 2.9+ protected cd.
You have a back-up copy that works from at least one of your drives so relax, put your original cd away and get on with playing the game.