i have the LG CRD-8521B 52x CDROM drive.
i don't know what's the difference between the CRD and the GCR versions.
i don't really like the drive, it's slow with CDRWs and not a very good reader in my opinion. has trouble reading burnt CDRs that read fine on my plextor burner. i'm not sure if my drive is defective or if it's just a bad model.
however, as for your question:
i've had some correspondence with LG support and asked them about the ability to read subchannel data with this drive.
In your FAQ (www.lgservice.com
, country - Israel, Product Support, FAQ, Product - CD-ROM), question: "Which cd-rom models support 'Read Sub channel' at Clone CD?", the answer says "CRD-8520B can read Sub channel". My question is: can also the CRD-8521B read Sub channel data with Clone CD?
LG support wrote:Also the crd-8521b can supports 'Read Sub channe' at clone cd including crd-8520b.
presumably the GCR is a newer model, i would assume that it too has this capability.
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