After looking around here, I found that some drives refuse to work with bwa securom clones. Is that correct?
Here’s my problem: I have used an oem cdrw that came with my comp for the last couple of years, and it worked fine burning and playing bwa backups. The drive shows up as _NEC NR7900A.
Right now, this drive is on the verge of dying, and I tried to install a couple of games from another drive I have. It’s an old 4x4x24 HP cdrw drive. The install failed miserably due to read errors. When I installed from the dying drive, the game launched OK from it (after i reinserted the cd a couple of times), but not from the HP drive. An even older Sanyo drive didn’t work either.
My question is whether this behaviour is normal for older drives, and which models I should watch out for when looking for a replacement? From what I gathered, a Liteon is inexpensive and doesn’t reject bwa backups. I’d rather not get a new drive just to find out that some burned discs are useless on it.