I just got a LG GH22NS30 DVD burner (latest firmware 1.01). This is the first LG drive I've owned.
This drive is really a slow reader compared to my other drives. Ripping a DVD with DVD Decrypter with this drive took about 15 1/2 minutes. Max read speed was around 6x.
With both my Lite-on and Pioneer drives, I can rip the same DVD in about 8 minutes.
Are LG drives generally slow readers like this? If so this will probably be the last LG drive I own. This is way too slow for me.