> do not review safedisc things
Hi Jar and thanks for your input. The main problem here is that we forget the recent history. In short the same persons that called us "pirates" (cause we "dared" to test drives under DAO-RAW writing mode), now "trying" to do similar tests, however with wrong testing procedure and of course results...In my opinion, if you don't know how to test it, better leave it out. I explain.
The SD2 backups must be checked with cheap CD-ROMs in order to identify if the backup is 100% correct or not. Lets say that you only tested with one drive , in our case LiteOn, and you found it works. So does it really works? Nope...You need to use CD-ROMs (and several) to make sure it works.
So where is the problem? The problem is that users keep asking for the "EFM correction" feature. If someone told me it works ok, i paid 150$ for a drive, and afterwards didn't worked as i was told, at least would be @%& with him.
> but calling them misleading?
That is what i call "mislead". If your are ok with it then...
> It seems to me that cdrinfo is so hell bent on covering safedisc ability
The other guys keep telling/commenting the same thing. I cannot really understand how come 12 pages of review, with 10 lines upon the DAO-RAW performance of the drive, overpass the other content. Maybe those people wish to keep presenting us as the "bad guys" to gain other benefits? Most likely.
We are the only site that checking writing quality and testing which media performs better with each drive. Posting burning time is not anymore enough. I cannot really see any comparison between ours and the rest reviews.
> he posts the results of the tests in the forum for specific users
Some time now they keep adding those tests in the reviews. Maybe you haven't visited them for a long time?
> they all post links to each others reviews, do you see that here? No...
Actually we do sent mailing list with reviews to many other websites. I don't remember any mail from the mentioned sites dropped in our mailbox recently
> The last time I saw CDRInfo on slashdot
I thought we "slashdotted" only one time. It was about the Cactus Data Shield 200 article, that covered almost any aspect of this "copy protection". We had great feedback for that article and frankly we are very proud about it. Its also interesting that PHILIPS have expressed negative thoughts about AudioCD copy protection.
> there is mutal respect between them,
Really? I heard there is/was a big fight between the big sites for CPU/MB (Anand, HardOCP and Tom).
> yes they do link other sites,
Ok now we do link other sites. Again i have to repeat when someone drops an email we usually link, unless its illegal content
> that's why I stopped visiting so frequently :/
You will hardly find any negative comment about other websites, unless we see something wrong. So maybe it is about time to start re-visiting
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