Thanks to all who replied.
MackemX your tip knocked 8 minutes off the ripping time and about 5 minutes off compression. It's odd though, I tried playing the ripped files on DVD Player but the only thing that would play is the movie's illegal coping warning message. Nothing else worked. But once I ran the files through DVD2OneX the movie played just fine.
Phuocle and dvr105 you're right, I am post DVD2OneX, so I had no idea how long it took prior to DVD2One. Don't think I would have gotten into it back then if it took a day or two to copy a DVD.
I installed an internal Pioneer DVR A05 4X, it works great but I made the mistake of buying 100 pk of 1X media. I will definately switch to 4X once I finish this pk. The read speed on the A05 is 12X for single layer and 8X for dual, so I don't see the reason for buying a separate reader. Can you explain?
Buying a new computer is out of the question, however since I have two 30 gig HDs installed, I'll try compressing to the other drive.
At this point, if I can get the whole process down to an hour or less, I'll be more than satisfied.