CloneCD is a powerful CD-Copy program. It writes in Raw mode, which allows it to have total control on the data written. Therefore, CloneCD will produce real 1:1 copies of your CDs. No other program we are aware of is able to do this. Because of its special operation, CloneCD requires a CD-Writer which is capable of writing in this mode. Unfortunately only a few CD-Writers support this. Further, CloneCD requires a CD-Reader which supports some specific commands. With the correct equipment, CloneCD is able to make working copies of *every* CD, regardless if it is copy protected or not. CloneCD is released as shareware. You may and should try it out. The shareware version allows you to write up to 5 CDs.
This is a completely reworked CloneCD. It is better, faster and more reliable than any previous version! Follow the "new features" link to find out what's new.
Version 188.8.131.52 6 July 2001
Added Korean Language
Updated Greek Language
Updated Finnish Language
Fixed error "Can't get Disc Information" with certain Host Adapters (e.g. FireWire/IEE1394 on Windows 2000)
Version 184.108.40.206 30 June 2001
Added full support for PLEXTOR PX-W2410A
Added full support for RICOH 9200A
Added full support for SONY CRX-1611E
Added full support for CREATIVE CDR-W 1610E
Added full support for CyQ've CQ1232
Improved buffer management, to avoid the "not enough memory" message.
Optimized default buffer sizes.
Improved thread management. This will reduce CPU usage to avoid buffer underruns.
Improved file I/O. If the image file is placed on a fixed disk, "unbuffered I/O" will be used. This results in less CPU usage and avoids, that the Windows file buffers get filled up.
"Subchannel Repair" improved.
Multi Monitor support: The "splash screen" will now be centered on one monitor.
Slovenian language added.
Chinese (traditional) language updated.
Chinese (simplified) language updated.
Polish language updated.
English language updated.
German language updated.
New Update tool allows you to update to the most recent CloneCD version without reinstalling.
Fixed error ILLEGAL REQUEST: LOGICAL BLOCK ADDRESS OUT OF RANGE with some writers (e.g., YAMAHA 4416, YAMAHA 6416) in SAO-RAW mode.
If Lead-In or Lead-Out were Data Tracks, they were not correctly scrambled according to ISO/IEC 10149 in DAO-RAW mode.
Version 220.127.116.11 10 June 2001
This is a completely reworked CloneCD. It is better, faster and more reliable than any previous version!
Major redesign of all functions.
"Copy on the Fly" added, including copy of Subchannel Data, ISRC numbers, Catalog Numbers, CD+G, CD+Midi, PreGaps and Indices *WITHOUT* the need of time consuming "Subchannel Scans" before the start (requires DAO-RAW capable writer).
Own Memory Allocation, which prevents Windows to "swap out" buffers. This works with Windows 9X/ME and Windows NT/2000!
Error skipping with several CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs (e.g., TOSHIBA) up to 3 times faster!
CloneCD can be launched several times. If you start CloneCD several times, you can write the same image file on different recorders at the same time!
Added optional creation of "Cue-Sheets". "Cue-Sheets" can be used to process images created with CloneCD with many other CD-Writing applications, e.g. Nero.
Added option to abort on read errors.
Added option to load and save copy profiles.
Some options which only confused people have been removed.
Improved SAO-RAW mode. SAO-RAW mode can now copy MultiSession, CD-Extra, ISRC Numbers, Catalog Numbers, Gaps and Indices.
Added "SAO" (without RAW) mode, so the "rest of the MMC CD-Writers" is now supported as well (SONY CRX-100, HP8100, Toshiba SDR-1002, just to name a few)
Redesigned File I/O.
All I/O operations are now timed to prevent, that CloneCD "hangs" forever.
Redesigned UI. Easier to use.
All functions can be controlled by the keyboard.
UI improved for blind or visually impaired people.
Added "Wait for Disc Insertion" Sound.
Demo Version now writes at full speed and saves all settings.
Demo Version is restricted to 21 days of trial time.
Locale Editor allows you to create your own localized CloneCD version.
Language can be switched "on the fly".
Added "ccddriver.dll". If support for new CD-Writers is added in a future version, only this small file needs to be updated.
Many more CD-Recorders are supported, e.g. ACER CD-RW 1208 including CD-Text / CD+G writing and Seamless Link, AOPEN CRW1232-A/Pro including Just Link, NEC NR-7700A including Burn Proof, RICOH 7125 including Just Link, YAMAHA 2200 including BurnProof, SANYO BP1500 and SANYO BP5 including 24x writing and Burn Proof, just to name a few.
Compatibility fixes and improvements:
Hardware requirements updated.
Fixed page locking bug in ElbyCDIO driver for Windows 9x/ME.
Fixed bug in Setup program, which caused the ElbyCDIO driver not always to be updated correctly.
Many minor bugs fixed.