Got this drive assuming it would rip faster than the 4x Lite-On I previously had.
After ripping a few BD's I realized I never got over 4x.
Grabbed the 1.01 firmware from the above post, used MCSE to unlock it.
Stock it is completely silent. Unlocked, it makes some noise.
Ripped The Mechanic (Just main movie and HD audio) using MakeMKV. Started out at 5x and got up to about 6.7x. Half way through the disc it started slowing back down... Don't know why. Ripped 23GB in about 15 min. Much better than before.
Could removing riplock cause damage on the drive in the future or am I safe? Will it have a higher error rate when reading or cause screw ups on my rips?