Removing riplock on slim external SE-S084B

I have this:

I think it is similar to the SE-T084L that was reviewed by CDFreaks. Is there a way to remove the riplock? I am ripping a DVD-RAM right now and the max speed I’m getting is EXACTLY 2.0X, 2775 KB/s.
I tried extracting the firmware and using the Patch uility by codeking, but that doens’t support external, 8x drives.