I have one of the (most?) fast blu-ray drives on the market, the Pioneer BDR-203BK. Per the instructions that came with the drive, I can get a possible theoretical transfer speed of 36MB/s.
Well, I haven’t seen any such speed so far, but I’ve noticed that read speeds with DVDFab 188.8.131.52 are an exceedingly slow 1.5-4.35MB/s on a regular basis. This is acceptable when blu-ray discs (pretty much the only thing I’ve been ripping for the past few weeks) have theatrical/director’s cut m2ts splitting going on and I’d like to avoid having to splice all the pieces up together myself, but when its just a solid m2ts file to rip, DVDFab just doesn’t cut it. For comparison, I also have AnyDVD. I switch out of DVDFab, open AnyDVD, and then copy the decrypted m2ts from the STREAM folder at an astounding 9.5-10MB/s. Unlike DVDFab’s speed, this is a pretty consistent, regular speed for this method.
10MB/s vs. 4.5MB/s, in most cases. There are the rare occasions where DVDFab will speed up to the top speed, but I’m wondering exactly what is choking DVDFab speed here? I can post system stats but I doubt they’ll affect much because this is a completely top-notch system.