Originally Posted by Kelson It may take a while for the good ones to get to $50. 4X ripping is pretty good
, don't forget there is the overhead of the decrypting software. Some disks are tougher to rip than others and so go more slowly. Almost all BD burners have riplock which limits the BD rip speed. The riplock is there for read stability and keeping the noise down. Once the device has a firmware update there is software that will edit the update to remove the riplock to increase the rip speed by maybe 50-75%...
When I looked at the 'Deal' Ken.F
referenced (LG WH12LS38 - OEM), all I could see was 'Same Everyday Price But w/FREE Shipping Code'. Then, reading some Newegg reviews, I read about 'Slow' and 'No Firmware Updates'. So, the incentive for an 'Impulse Buy' lost its steam. When I just checked my 'Price Alerts', I had a LITE-ON IHBS112-04 - OEM 'tagged' for $69.98, which according to my 'system', meant the current price, when I created the 'Price Alert', was $69.99 ( - today it's $79.99; and, IIRC, your now 'Deactivated' LG WH10LS30 was originally in the ~$80-90 range), so there must have been some past 'Buzz' on the LITE-ON over at FW or SD.
Thus, maybe ~$50 is too low; ~$60/70 for a currently ~$80/90 BD Burner might be more realistic.
With my 'OCD' personality, I'll have to spend some time over at CDFreaks, make a list / Excel spreadsheet of the 'Recommended' BR Burners and then watch for *SALES*. Just like I did for my first *REAL* LCD HDTV, a Panasonic TC-L32C3 bought in Aug 2011. I already have plenty of DVD Burners (SATA AND IDE), with spares, leaving probably close to a dozen Fully Operational CD Burners and Changers (SCSI and IDE) piled up on the shelf in the Storage Room.
Originally Posted by Kelson
...I took the riplock off my WH10LS30 and on my 9yr old XP box I could do a full disk BD rip in under 35 min. When I got my new Win-7 Dell i7 box with BD reader/DVD writer, I pulled the hacked WH10LS30 from the old PC and put it in the new one. Those same BD now take 45 min to rip
and it's the same whether I use the hacked WH10LS30 or the stock BD reader that came with the Dell. The same goes for DVD ripping. My old XP box will rip a full DVD.iso in 9 min, the Win-7 box takes 14 min. My point being there is a lot more affecting the rip speed than the speed of the drive.
Interesting how the OS affected the speed, even with the ?X more CPU processing power of the new Dell over the 9yr old.
The majority of my desktops are running Win2K SP4. I've been 'Shopping Around' for a copy of XP PRO but most folks want around the same price as for a copy of Win7!
Since my Dell 400SC is the latest, with both IDE and SATA capability, a 2.4GHz 'Hyperthreading' P4 and 2GB of RAM, I thought that I'd like to try XP PRO on it. According to your data, it will be faster than any newer Vista or Win7 desktop.