Thanks Chef. If I were to use the Asus dvd rom exclusively for gaming, and the NEC for burning. Would I want the NEC as my Master, and then the ASUS as the slave? I would be using the NEC way more for burning, and it would be used the most. I'm worried about getting the fastest rips for dvd burning, good reading. Also on the fly burning is probally gonna be rare. I was thinking of using the ASUS's speed to rip the movie running it through shrink and decrypter, then set decrypter/img burn to burn on the NEC if that is possible. If that is the case, and the ASUS is a faster ripper I would want to go that route. I'm not sure if it is, and also if it is would I want the ASUS as the master drive then?