PS1 backups with my CD burner



It’s been a long time since I’ve made backups of my PS1 games for use on my modded console and I’m pretty sure I used my CD burner to backup Suikoden II in the past. However, I can’t remember which software I was using or which write method.

My CD burner supports burning at x1-x4 but can’t burn with RAW DAO (only DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB and TAO) According to my research I shouldn’t have been able to make successful backups without RAW DAO. :confused:

My questions are therefore:

  1. Would it be technically possible to burn a backup PS1 game using my CD burner?
  2. If so which write method should I be using?
  3. Which software should I be using?
  4. Will any of the above change if I am burning protected PS1 games?
  5. Is there anything else I should watch out for burning my PS1 games with this burner?

Here is a system info report from Alcohol 120% on my CD burner:

   [b](F) YAMAHA CRW4416S(2:4) detail information.[/b]
    Vendor Identification: YAMAHA
    Product Identification: CRW4416S
    Production Revision Level: 1.0j
    Location: Port 2, Bus 0, Target 4, Lun 0
    [b]Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, TAO[/b]
    BURN-Free Technology: Not Supported
    Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
  -* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. *-
  -* This software does not use this information!                                  *-
      Removable media: Yes
      Version: ANSI X3.131:1994 (SCSI-2)
      Response Data Format: 02h
      CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
      Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
      Test Write: Yes
      DVD-ROM Read: No
      DVD-R Read/Write: No/No
      DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
      Audio Play: Yes
      Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
      Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
      Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
      Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
      Multi-Session: Yes
      BUF: No
      CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
      CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
      R-W Supported: Yes
      R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: Yes
      C2 Pointers Support: No
      ISRC Supported: Yes
      UPC Supported: Yes
      Read Bar Code: No
      Lock media into the drive: Yes
      Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
      Prevent Jumper: No
      Eject Command: Yes
      Separate volume levels: Yes
      Separate channel mute: Yes
      Changer Supports Disc Present: No
      Software slot selection: No
      Side change capable: No
      P through W in Lead-In: No

A screen cap of the image burning wizard options in Alcohol

In addition these are the burning options that CloneCD provides for my drive: