Need Recommendations for DVD Drive

Please give me your recommendations for the cheapest yet fastest DVD-ROM Drive.
Primary need for this is to RIP DVD Movies, so by fast I mean a fast ripper, even if by needed modified firmware hacks.
I do not care if it is a DVD-ROM or a DVD Burner within itself, just that I assume a regular DVD-ROM will be cheaper.

Spending limit - $30(maxx)

Loudness??? - I don’t care if this thing is louder than my refrigerator

This drive will be used for a laptop through a USB to IDE converter.


This should be a good drive, but I don’t know where to find it in USA, sorry :flower:

Have a look here. I have dealt with them before and have had no problems.

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thx… anyone else?