I have an Optorite DD0203 and I used to be able to rip DVD's at 12x. I have firmware 2.50. For some reason the drive will only read at 4x now. I'm takling about pressed DVD's, very strange I think. I think that Blindread was able to read UT2004 SE DVD at higher than 4x, because it finished in 6:01 minutes (3.6GB). That is about 10,000KB/s, higher than 4x, about 8x. I am currently trying to read a movie and can only get 4x. Could it be that it is a movie and for some reason the drive is locking the read rate. That would make sense, because the UT DVD was able to get ~12x, and its not a movie... If this is the case, does anyone know how to bypass this? Thanks very much.