I’ve been using the Alcohol120 Trial Version to back up all of my games–except the ones protected by Safedisc. Every time I try to do one with safedisc, it gives me constant and consistent read errors and burns at a fraction of 1x. Is this normal? Does it speed up? Any other software you recommend? (The games, specifically, are Black & White Deluxe and Empires: Dawn of the Modern World.)
it gives me constant and consistent read errors
Thats Normal, the reads errors are a part of the copy protection, just wait it will speed up.