Safedisk v2 and "regenerate data sectors"

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#1

I need some help here, 'cause I 'm confused!
I 'm trying to backup my Myst3: Exile game, which is safedisk 2
(not safedisk 2.51!) protected according to ClonyXXL v2.0.0.6.
Should I check the option "regenerate data sectors" in CloneCD?
Also, should "fast error skip settings" be set to auto or on?
Thanks!


#2

why dont u give FantomCD a go?? it is a pretty good program :slight_smile:


#3

what cd-writer do you have?? If it is a Lite-on then disable it.

You can look at www.elby.ch in the “supported cd writers” list. If your drive has 2 sheeps in the “Correct EFM encoding” column you can disable it.
If it has 1 sheep en-able it, if it has no sheeps try to enable it also. BUt with no sheep i assure you nothing


#4

I have a LiteOn 40125W with firmware WS04.

I think that “regenerate data sectors” has nothing to do with correct EFM encoding. Or am I wrong?


#5

No that’s correct. By default the Regenerate Data option has been disabled because it uses quite a lot of CPU power. This option is only ‘needed’ when making a back-up of a back-up. Because you have a Lite-On writer you just need to write the image with the AWS option disabled. You can use the ‘SafeDisc 2(.51) [no AWS]’ Profile for this (for links check my sig). The default Fast Error Skip settings will do. Use the latest CloneCD version, 4.0.1.9


#6

Ok, thanks.
A last question: If nonetheless I leave “regenerate data sectors” checked, would this cause the backup not to play?


#7

Probably not but it’s completely unnecessary with your writer and it is always preferable to avoid unnecessary settings.


#8

Originally posted by kpapa
Ok, thanks.
A last question: If nonetheless I leave “regenerate data sectors” checked, would this cause the backup not to play?

Nope it will only slow down the reading time process for about 30%.

One should use this option when backing up a scratched original cd or when backing up a backup.


#9

why would you need the regenerate data sectors when backing up a backup…I have done this before with clonecd 3 and 4…with this off and all seems well…

I seem to misinformed about this option…I would appreciate any advice…help…

thanks


#10

Originally posted by nealh
[B]why would you need the regenerate data sectors when backing up a backup…I have done this before with clonecd 3 and 4…with this off and all seems well…

I seem to misinformed about this option…I would appreciate any advice…help…

thanks [/B]
Actually i think Olli has also mentioned this somewhere. Will try to get this for you nealh :wink:


#11

Here you have it

Originally posted by Olli
It was checked on the initial CloneCD 4 release, but it was disabled by default in later releases. Regenerate Data Sectors needs a lot of CPU power and is usually not needed if you copy from an original disc. It can be helpful if you need to backup a backup (we don’t do this, don’t we?)


#12

Not to sound very stupid here but I looked thru all of Clone CD and couldnt find anywhere it says to Regenerate Data Sectors, I found the AWS and the rest, but not that, someone tell me where this is located???


#13

Originally posted by AngelDeath
Not to sound very stupid here but I looked thru all of Clone CD and couldnt find anywhere it says to Regenerate Data Sectors, I found the AWS and the rest, but not that, someone tell me where this is located???
Right click on the game profile --> edit and there you have it :wink:

Wouldn’t change anything there if i were you though (that is if you have no previous experience with ccd)


#14

Thanx Hemispasm, I didnt realize it was during reading that this setting was there, I was racking my brains thinking it was under settings during writing :smiley:

God I think I need more coffee :smiley:


#15

thanks Hemispasm…but why does it help…any idea??