I thought I should bring this to your attention as the other Aopen thread has gotten very long and even though this information is there if you look for it, I would suspect that many of you are not aware of this.
This drive can be sped up to its maximum read potential using Nero Drive Speed. Just set the read speed to Maximum when the DVD is in the drive and rip away. You should get close to 14.6X.
For a lot of you this may be old news but there may be some who missed this as the speed is tops as it is.
For what it’s worth.