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how big of files are rips turning out to be? There is a solution that, could, work for you. It's far from perfect. I've used it in the past. Since Windows and Apple drive formats don't play nice with other, you can look to FAT32. The problem is there is a file size limit of FOUR gigs (4GB). This also works for hooking up external USB drives to the PS3. Windows and OSX can both read AND write to it.
You should be able to get good DVD rips with 4GB. The file size limit will show it's face when you're trying to rip blu rays. The average blu ray is around twenty-five gigs. It can be done and still look decent.
Also note, Windows will only format drives up to thirty two gigabits in FAT32. I suggest using a Ubuntu live CD to format drives larger.
Beyond that, you'll need to look for something in the third party market.