pranav81 wrote:Dear MediumRare,
Hi.You may be right there.I didnt think about data CD's.But still the number of sectors is always different.Does this not show that the copy is not "perfect",though it works?
Sorry I don't see that either. I don't have many copies flying around, but those data discs
that I checked had exactly the same sector count as their parent.
There is one situation where the sector count may vary, though- if you copy an audio CD
, there may be a (device dependent) offset to where the drive starts ripping or writing the data. The guys at EAC (Exact Audio Copy) make a big deal out of this. However, if you extract the audio data without loss (using, e.g. EAC) the offset
doesn't affect anything except the sector count
. The music is still identical.
By the way, I'm not bothered by the offset because I usually add CD-Text to any music CDs I back up- they're not
1-to-t copies, they're better
than the originals.
Han has a good point on raw mode!