165H6S recommendations

I recently switched from my BenQ drive to a lite-on 165H6S

I was comfortable with my old drive but it broke on me. I’m trying to get up to speed on the lite-on. I got nearly all the way through the omnipatcher thread and one of the last posts mentions it doesn’t support the 165H6S

Is the stock firmware DR16HS0D the best one to be using for this drive?
For other owners are there any “must do” tweaks you recommend?

I am getting some really slow rip times. The FAQ mentions that the drive should automatically adjust speed based on play back or rip. Is that the case for this drive as well?

Thanks a bunch!

I use HS0D but it limits read speed to 12x except for 16x discs. I think it’s mentioned in the review:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=179270

I think the test firmware gives higher speeds, but I’m not sure. I haven’t tried it. I don’t know about the burn quality of the test firmware either. I’m just sticking to the official firmware for the time being.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=172468

I guess a Benq would rip faster, but there are a lot of people around here that know a lot more about it than I do.

winds test firmware would be a recommendation