I did some research on the features I want out of the next burner Im looking for. I want it to have the ability to “correctly” do EFM(eight-to-fourteen bit modulation) encoding. This produces the closest thing you can get to a 1-to-1 copy of the CD you are copying. Lite-On’s were popular in the past for having this capability. I have no idea if this is still the case as of today.
The “old” CloneCD will make backup copies of lots of copy protection schemes but I have not been in that “scene” for awhile. I buy alot of my games on Steam, Direct2Drive, GamersGate now because the prices are ridiculously cheap(at least the games I choose to purchase are) and there is no need to backup any copy protection schemes like was necessary in the old days. And EFM encoding may still be necessary today for people who are plopping down $50 for new games at retail and they want to make a backup.