I have a NEC ND-3500A drive, and it takes about forty minutes to rip a DVD-Video CD to the hard drive. It never goes above 2X, and I have tried all of the firmware. I installed Liggy’s, the Mad Dog firmware, and anything else I could find on here to no avail. I am also operating in DMA Mode and have tried many different pieces of software including using Nero’s drive speed, DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, and many others. I thought that the riplock free firmware was supposed to remedy this problem, but I have not been able to find any sort of remedy yet. Any ideas? Thank you for your time.
By the way, my system specs are as follows:
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
1GB OCZ PC3200 RAM (CL2)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Western Digital 80GB Special Edition PATA 8MB Cache
Western Digital 120GB Special Edition PATA 8MB Cache
NEC ND-3500A (On the second IDE bus alone.)
The DVDs I am trying to rip are pressed DVD movies that have surfaces in mint condition.