Plimo, thanks for the info!
Philamber, I tried slowing to 1X on the Tosh but in practice it won't do less than 4X, and it just isn't working. I assume it's the read causing the failure, is there any apps out there that can verify the existence of subchannel data in an image file?
I've learned that subchannel data is properly read by few drives, you have to get the right drive! Funny thing that ClonyXXL lists LibCrypt as only 3 skulls, everyone that has responded has had trouble backing it up.
The drive is the key, and the Plextor Premium appears to be a winner according to the reviews. This is for CD backups only, meaning PSX games and a few PS2 games(most PS2 are DVD's, and you must install a modchip for either to work).
DVD backups appear a bit easier. Plimo has demonstrated success with Pioneer drives, and I read a thread from Stoner that the Optorite DD0203 will do the job well. Also read that the Plextor PX-504A CANNOT handle LibCrypt.
There you have my Playstation backup induction so far, I still have dues to pay and yearn for my first success. BTW, the guy that installed the modchip for me has some GCE model burner that works fine. Carrumba!