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Manually adding padding to games?
Manually adding padding to games? –
I'm fairly new to the PS2 backup game, but I have noticed that a lot of discs use what some here call "false LBAs" - i.e., games with no data at the low LBAs with all the data in higher LBAs. This causes the ISO to be large, although it can compact significantly.
Does this move all the data to the outer edge of the DVD, which can be read faster?
If that is the case, is there any benefit in manually padding backups (to put the data on the outer edge of the DVD) where the original did not do so?
I am specifically thinking of Winning Eleven 8 International (US). The game data only takes about 2 gig, but it is all in low LBAs. Could this reduce loading times? Or are there other issues I haven't considered. (You would think that the game producers Konami would have thought about this)
it will certainly help if you put all the data on the outer edge, but the image is going to be 4 gb +, if you have a recent burner this is not a problem though
however if the laser is constantly reading data from the outer edge of the disc, I don't know if that is good