I have thinking to buy new CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive but i don’t know what combo drive i have should buy. My favorit drive is LG 48x24x48x+16x combodrive because for it can buy also black bezel so it fit very good on my black Antec computer case. But if some drive is very good to backup to Safedisc games, so color is not so important. Also i think that if Asus is very good i can buy also only CD-RW drive (in finland can’t get combo Asus or Asus haven’t yet made combo drive).
My friend own Plextor CD-RW. I have tested Plextor 48x24x48 drive and i was surpised how good it works to backup Safedisc 2.8 games although it was only “1 sheep burner”. My friend use Alcohol software for backup games and Plextor can read Safedisc 2.8 games full speed without any Emulation/BAD Sectors Emulation. It not show any errors in Alcohol 120% and it read cd to image only in 2 minutes! And also burning working as well. CD works on his plextor and for 3 drives what i tested, only on my old LG 8x4x32x CD-RW don’t recognize SD 2.8 backup (but my CD-RW don’t even recognize 90min data with is burned himself).
On my other friend have LG 48x24x48x+16x. It can copy SD 2.8 CD but it cant copy Safedisc backup without Installing game/Emulation which is very annoying if compare to Plextor which make SD 2.8 backup in 4 minutes (2 minutes read/2 minutes for write without any emulation).
Only that Plextor is littlebit too expensive. So i have think LG, Lite-On or Toshiba Combo drive or Asus CD-RW drive. DVD is not also very important but if i get it to drive very cheap i get it.
I wanna ask from your what experience you have from their burnings. And here question:
- What manufactory and product you have? For example: Lite-On 52246S or Lite-On 48x24x48x.
- Have you must use Emulation on Alcohol to read Safedisc 2.8 fast?
- How fast it copy Safedisc 2.8 CD. For example: 2 minutes? (not so important)
- Have you must use “Hide CD-R Media” option to play SD 2.8 backup" on CD-RW burner? EDIT: Now I know that answer is yes in every CD-RW.
And for sameone who suggest that i can play SD 2.8 backup in my DVD-Rom i must say that i have just now selling both drives (LG 8x4x32x CD-RW & LG 16x/48x DVD).