I received my drive today. I was able to open the box and remove the packing material without causing any physical damage (i.e., I could return it). The label on the drive says it was manufactured July 2001 and the model number is LTR-24102b. www.pchardware4u.com
is where I bought it.
I have already flashed the CD-RW with the image from LiteOn's site.
Now, for the real questions... I'm attempting to backup my copy of Max Payne as I have read that that is a pain in the rump (Safedisk 2). Here are the settings I am using:
Read Speed (4x)
Fast Error Skip
Read Retries: 3
Error corrections: none
This was suggested by ClonyXL.
When CloneCD goes to work, it reports that the drive doesn't support the current fast error skip settings and sets the error corrections to Hardware
. The drive then makes an undulating noise as it spins up and down trying to read the error sectors. After 20 minutes, it has progressed to sector 4651.
Is this normal and expected? Are the settings accurate? It sounds painful and at this rate it will take _forever_.