Yes, that's the idea. I use a litey combo and it rips a little slow. Tried to omnipatch it but didn't help. I have it on the same IDE cable, do you think that makes a difference? Some say yes, some say no because it actually rips to the hard drive first, not directly to the burner so they are not actually running at the same time.
PCguy: Didn't see the BenQ for that price. I know that people that have a good BenQ seem to love it, but a couple of threads mention a high incidence of bad BenQ drive out of the box. I'll consider it though. The guys with the good ones are very loyal.