I need a cd-rom / dvd-rom drive that can handle different game copy protections well.
I don't want to copy these games. I don't want to circumvent the protections.
I want a drive that doesn't take 30 seconds to "initialize" a SafeDisc v2 original disc, doesn't become blind to the disc when it is in the drive and reads those pesky protected discs fast.
I'm currently gaming BF1942 and the original disc checking is a major pain in the behind.
My LiteOn 52327S is crunching, screeching, halting and spinning up and down like mad.
It doesn't sound like the drive really likes SafeDisc protected discs or that reading those discs is good for the drive.
So, can anybody recommend a silent, reliable and cheap drive that just reads copy protected games well.
It doesn't have to do ANYTHING else. I already have cd-burners, test drives, dvd-roms, dvd-burners, etc in my rig.
But none of the drives I have really like copy protections nor do I like hearing my expensive test drives beg for mercy when I insert a copy protected disc.
So, I neeed a simple drive that just functions as my main cd-rom drive for games.