Riplock on Matsushita BD-RE UJ-235-A?

I have a new Dell Studio XPS 1645 w/ the i7-820QM processor (quad-core), and 6 gigs of RAM. The drive is a Matsushita BD-RE UJ-235-A, which has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8x (see here: http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/computer/storage/optical/models/UJ-235A.asp). I’m only managing encoding speeds of 2.2x to 2.4x range. I’m not sure what to try. This computer does not have any Primary or Secondary IDE controllers listed in the Device Manager. I assume this is because the “Intel Matrix Storage Console” is controlling such.

Is it possible this BD drive has Riplock (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplock)? I can’t find anything concerning such about it, however.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Welcome to the forum. :flower:

Yes, it does most likely have riplock. Riplock is not something that drive manufacturers advertise, it’s just an unacknowledged “feature” that they assume makes the drive better.

I don’t know of any way to remove it for that drive. If you plan to do any real ripping of data, you’ll need to get an external drive, which is more likely to not have riplock, or is more likely to have a way to remove it. Laptop drives simply aren’t designed for that purpose.