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Current Blu-Ray Drive Without Riplock?

post #1 of 13
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As the thread title indicates , I'm looking for a Blu-Ray drive , that either has no riplock , or has easily removable riplock. The burning and playback capabilities of said drive are not nearly as important to me as getting a good clean 1:1 rip , and getting it quickly. I am ripping my collection to a HDD for media center playback and have no intentions of burning. I see all sorts of info on different drives that have patched firmware available , but not of them seem to be currently available on Newegg or Tiger direct. So any suggestions as to a currently available drive (link would be great) that meets my above criteria?
post #2 of 13
Hey Mike... I'm after the same thing you posted about... a reliable BluRay drive that either has no riplock or one that's easy to remove. I was hoping to get a portable unit as well but would be open to getting one that isn't portable for speed. Did you have any luck finding one? Thanks...
post #3 of 13
What is rip lock? I rip bluRays all the time and never heard of this.
post #4 of 13
From what I understand, it's a throttling system that is put on BluRay drives that only allows them to read (rip) at a portion of their advertised speed.
post #5 of 13
It has been reported that the WH14NS40 doesn't have riplock.

I have an older model LG and riplock was easily removed with MediaCodeSpeedEdit.
post #6 of 13
You can update the firmware of any Asus drive to remove these kind if features. It simply change the region.

Many programs like makemkv point you towards third party firmware on certain drives.

I think you can buy any drive you want. If the drive can read data it can rip.

I wouldn't worry about it. Just buy a cheap drive from newegg.

There is no physical limitations on any drive. It's all software and correctable.

And...

Most times you just end up using direct disc access to read the data anyhow so there's no rip lock to worry about.

You can rip with any Bluray drive you buy.
post #7 of 13
me too,I have an older model LG and riplock was easily removed with MediaCodeSpeedEdit., thank you 2.gif
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

It has been reported that the WH14NS40 doesn't have riplock.

Yes, the LG WH14NS40 , unlike older LG drives, does not have riplock. It works well with MakeMKV, and it is fast at ripping BD-ROMs.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

You can update the firmware of any Asus drive to remove these kind if features. It simply change the region.

Many programs like makemkv point you towards third party firmware on certain drives.

I think you can buy any drive you want. If the drive can read data it can rip.

I wouldn't worry about it. Just buy a cheap drive from newegg.

There is no physical limitations on any drive. It's all software and correctable.

And...

Most times you just end up using direct disc access to read the data anyhow so there's no rip lock to worry about.

You can rip with any Bluray drive you buy.

I have an ASUS BC-12B1ST Drive, but I am not sure if I have riplock. My speeds are usually around 3-5X. I know the advertised speed is 12X but IIRC the read rip speed depends on the type of Blu-ray Disk you are ripping such as Dual layer. I am curious if anyone here can point me to where I can remove the riplock for my drive.
post #10 of 13
Your results are fine. Your drive is fine.

It works doesn't it ???

Your good.
post #11 of 13
3-5x speeds are very good. I'm consistently in the 1.5-2x rip range. That is why I'm looking for an alternative to my current setup. The LG's mentioned above are internal drives. Does anyone know of a nice external / portable solution? Is the ASUS you are using portable? What is the model number? Thanks.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by epicmusicman View Post

3-5x speeds are very good. I'm consistently in the 1.5-2x rip range. That is why I'm looking for an alternative to my current setup. The LG's mentioned above are internal drives. Does anyone know of a nice external / portable solution? Is the ASUS you are using portable? What is the model number? Thanks.

If you were asking me, i'm using an ASUS BC-12B1ST, it is an internal drive. I have also used the ASUS SBC-06D1S-U, External drive, with very good rip speeds. Switched to an internal because I like the clean look of having it all inside my HTPC.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Your results are fine. Your drive is fine.

It works doesn't it ???

Your good.

Thanks,

Even though your lying ... LOL tongue.gif Seriously though, it always feels good to get the thumbs up from someone with as much knowledge as you on these boards.
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