3520AW limited to 8X ripping

had 1.UF firmware installed then tried 3.04btfast (riplock removed) and it still limited to 8x ripping. im 110% positive i selected the riplock removed version of firmware both times, but when i try to rip with dvddecrypter it says this:

W 19:16:10 [0:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW 3.04 (G:) (ATA) - Selected Read Speed: 22,160 KB/s (16x)
W 19:16:10 [0:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520AW 3.04 (G:) (ATA) - Actual Read Speed: 11,080 KB/s (8x)

also tried SPTI and Nero’s Aspi still no lock

Sorry, that’s as fast as it goes with the riplock removed. If you want faster you need a Liteon 16P9S , or an AOpen 1648 AAP, or a BenQ 1620, or a Pioneer 109, or a Liteon 1693, or a host of others.

how much faster do those rip anyway?

what!? friend has same one and his rips gets up to 12x. we have pretty much same machine also, A64 3000+, 512MB, XP SP2

7X max rip speed on a Double Layer pressed DVD-Video with RIPLOCK removed.
16X max rip speed on a Single Layer pressed DVD-Video with RIPLOCK removed.

Check out the FAQ for more info.

Very wide range, from 12X to 14.7X or so.

BenQ 1640 with speedpatch goes up to 15.5x and rips full DVD-9 in less than 9:30 mins.

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