TheWizard wrote:I think you have a bad drive, LG is well-known for making quiet drives. I have the GCE-8320B and it is as quiet as a mouse. My advice, exchange the drive for a new GCE-8320B.
caffeinated wrote:Hey, you aren't the Wizard from ncix.com are you? Just curious.
Spazmogen wrote:TheWizard wrote:Heh, I found Spaz's identity at the cd-rw.org forums. Isn't that right, Racemann?
Or perhaps I'm not the gumshoe that I thought I was and this guy ripped off Spaz's work. Which is true, Spaz?
As Action Jackson said, it was him, not me.
But while we're on the sleuth subject. Are you the same TheWizard who's posting @ NCIX.COM ?
http://www.ncix.com/canada/showthread.p ... ct_id=8693
If yes, you found out who I was back in November!
Getting back to your latest question, if your box can accomodate it, you could get a DVD-ROM drive. First, they are fairly cheap nowadays, and quiet when playing audio CDs. Second, your LG burner will last longer. Third, you could copy on-the-fly from the reader to the burner. And finally, you could watch DVD movies as well!
PS: Could you answer Action Jackson's question in your "lost files" thread? I'm interested as well.
caffeinated wrote:I remember a guy online claiming that when some CDs are not functional when run in the burner they were created in. Does anyone know if there is any substance to this claim?
cfitz wrote:caffeinated wrote:I remember a guy online claiming that when some CDs are not functional when run in the burner they were created in. Does anyone know if there is any substance to this claim?
I suspect this may refer to some copy protection schemes that attempt to read the ATIP code from the disc in the drive to determine whether or not the disc is an original or a CD-R copy. All CD-R blanks contain an ATIP code that identifies the CD-R. When the protected program on the copy-protected disc begins to execute, it checks for an ATIP code, and if it finds one that identifies the disc as being a CD-R, the program concludes that it is being executed from a copy and refuses to run.
How does this relate to data being readable in a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM but not in a CD-RW? CD-RW drives read ATIP codes because they need to be able to read them to identify blank CD-R media. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives don't typically read ATIP codes since they have no need to. Thus, a disc burned burned and played in a CD-RW will fail since the CD-RW drive will read the ATIP code and allow the copy-protection scheme to identify the disc as a CD-R, while the same disc will work in a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM since those drives won't read the ATIP code and the disc will appear to be an orignal.
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