Yes guys it’s I who place the original thread regarding SAO mode writing.
However, let me explain. SAO writing does not work on all games. I have discovered it to work with SD2.xx games only. Almost every other copy protection failed to copy correctly using SAO. Secondly, I did this on my Liteon LTR 32123S burner, both reading and writing. I also used Clone CD 3.xxx (cant remember the exact version). Why did I do this??? Well, I have a Pioneer DVD drive that is sensitive to copied games. Some games worked and other refused to work, but worked fine in my burner. So frustration was my inspiration to experiment with this setting.
Now I have discovered, since then, why this worked and it’s simply due to a more accurate timing of the laser head. Apparently the power calibration of the laser head is more accurately times in SAO writing mode also. The end result… a shaper and much easier cd to read.
Now, if you attempt to do this yourself, use a re-writable cd, make sure it has SD2.xx protection, and go for it! When you’re finished, scan the cd for bad sectors and you will discover there are none! In case you’re wondering how this game is now going to work, I have no explanation. It does! And does it very, very well indeed!
Furthermore, if you have ever created an image of a SD2.xx game, you will know that it takes a very long time to do. However, if you do it on one of these SAO copied cd’s, because there are no bad sectors, you will create this image in around 3 minutes (40X read). Amazed? Try it!