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What new CD-burner to be able to backup all new games ?

Postby Seb_Lz on Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:14 am

Hello,
I plan to replace my good old Plextor 24/10/40 by a new CD-Burner. I can't backup my recent games like Unreal Tournament 2003 or Praetorians protected by the new securom. What burner should I buy to be able to backup all my original games even the new ones protected with new protections ? An A-Open/Philips/Lite-On/ASUS/Plextor burner (Here are those my local shop has) ?
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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:04 pm

Your best bet is to get a drive using a MediaTek chipset like some of the ASUS and Lite-On drives.

You didn't say what Plextor your shop has, but the Premium also works well in this capacity with the latest firmware.
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Postby Seb_Lz on Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:08 am

The Plextor Premium is also available but it's very expensive and I don't really need his extra features. I think I'll go for the Lite-ON.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:31 pm

The Plextor Premium is the only drive currently that can back up securom 4.8x, no other drive has managed this. Whether this justifies the price difference is up to you :wink:
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Postby Seb_Lz on Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:22 pm

There is unfortunately a huge price difference. Could a firmware update make the LiteOn compatible with secu 4.8x too ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:19 am

Unfortunatly, I highly doubt it. However using Alcohol 120%'s emulation can help significantly. Or you can always fall back on the fixed executable routine :wink:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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