I am just starting to backup my game collection, as I have noticed more and more scratches on my CD/DVDs over time. Let me be clear: I am only backing up games that I have purchased and own. I have downloaded the trial of Alcohol 120%.
That being said, is Alcohol the best choice for somebody like me, who just wants to make backup images of their games for storage? I’d like a “one stop shop”, rather than downloading five different programs that do different things. Currently I use A-Ray, and Alcohol.
I just want to pop a game disc in, and create the image. Then I’d like to be able to burn a DVD or CD of the image to play the game. Is this as easy as it sounds?
Two Alcohol-specific questions: first, how much CPU/RAM does the program take up? I noticed if you want to run games off of virtual drives, you need to have Alcohol running in the background. Does this cause a performance hit? Also, even when I stop Alcohol, and I don’t have it start when Windows boots up, the virtual drives are still there (and I have “remount on restart” off). Is there a way to stop that from happening? I thought I disabled Alcohol from starting.
Finally, is there a big difference these days in drive hardware, and success rates? I have a Sony DVD ±R/±RW, and some off-the-shelf CD burner.
Thanks in advance.