I purchased this model recently and have mostly been using it with Alcohol 120 in RAW SAO mode with no problems. Then a few days ago my PC had a major meltdown and I had to do a fresh installation of Windows XP Pro.
Now I’ve just opened Alcohol to burn a file and suddenly there’s no RAW SAO mode available! When I check out the review here on cdfreaks, it looks like this model doesn’t support RAW SAO. Is this true? and if so how could I have been using this method? I also upgraded the firmware to the official v.1.03 but I don’t think that has anything to say (I don’t remember if I used RAW SAO after the upgrade).
I can’t believe a new drive like this wouldn’t support RAW SAO. Is there something I forgot during the new installation? (I have ASPI drivers v.4.60). I really need RAW SAO as it’s been the most reliable for my use. It’s really confusing that first this mode was available and now it’s gone.
Help! Any suggestions? Thanks.