Slow DVD ripping with SH-203B

Just did a test between my Liteon 160P6S and one of my Samsung S203B’s just to see how
much difference in time it took to rip a 7.82 GB movie. The 160P6S beat the S203 by 1 minute
and 41 seconds ripping the same movie in file mode so unless I run into a movie that the good
ol’ trusted 160P6S won’t read then I’ll use the S203B to rip it but until then I’m sticking with the
160P6S until it dies and gives up the ghost.



There is something wrong with this drive , after all I heard I decided to test it for ripping .
I tested an encrypted original pressed DL DVD (Pitch Black) and with DVD Decrypter or DVDShrink the disc would only reach 5.7x speed . I then tested Imgburn (does it rip encrypted DVDs !!!) and the ripping process took 11.35 min !!!:confused:

I 02:40:09 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started!
I 02:40:09 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 02:40:09 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,044 KB - Available: 255,036 KB
W 02:40:09 Drive G:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
W 02:40:09 Drive J:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
W 02:40:09 Drive K:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 02:40:09 Initialising SPTI…
I 02:40:09 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 02:40:09 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD±RW and 2 DVD±RW/RAMs!
I 02:40:17 Operation Started!
I 02:40:17 Source Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB01 (V:) (ATA)
I 02:40:17 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM
I 02:40:17 Source Media Sectors: 4,083,725 (Track Path: OTP - L0: 2,083,184 - L1: 2,000,541)
I 02:40:17 Source Media Volume Identifier: PITCH_BLACK
I 02:40:17 Source Media Implementation Identifier: Daikin U.S. Comtec Lab
I 02:40:17 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 02:40:17 Destination File: M:\PITCH_BLACK.ISO
I 02:40:17 Destination Free Space: 8,586,264,576 bytes (8,385,024 KB) (8,188 MB) (7 GB)
I 02:40:17 Destination File System: NTFS
I 02:40:17 File Splitting: Auto
I 02:40:20 Reading Sectors… (LBA: 0 - 4083724)
I 02:40:20 Reading Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 2083183)
I 02:46:20 Reading Layer 1… (LBA: 2083184 - 4083724)
I 02:51:53 Image MD5: ec258df020bc0e2ee2476b9502c07440
I 02:51:53 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:11:35
I 02:51:53 Average Read Rate: 11,751 KB/s (8.5x) - Maximum Read Rate: 17,479 KB/s (12.6x)

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/sh-s203b-riplocked-229316/

This has already been discussed in lenght…
I’ve many other drives that will rip original DL movies faster, so I for once doesn’t really care if my S203*'s are a few minutes slower.

None the less, S202*/S203* are at the moment some of the best burners you can get for your $$$.

[QUOTE=pinto2;1923771]http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/sh-s203b-riplocked-229316/

This has already been discussed in lenght…
I’ve many other drives that will rip original DL movies faster, so I for once doesn’t really care if my S203*'s are a few minutes slower.

None the less, S202*/S203* are at the moment some of the best burners you can get for your $$$.[/QUOTE]

I couldn’t agree more with you pinto2, all 4 of my S203B drives blows my ol’ Litey 160P6S, 20A1S, 20A1P/@DW2000 drives
away on burning and also blows away any other drives I’ve ever used to burn with. Yeah they may not be the fastest on
ripping but they sure do make up for it on the burning part. :iagree:

:bow: :bow: All bow to the almighty Sammy S203B :bow: :bow:

But I’m sure your Litey (160P6S) is not equipped with stock firmware :wink:

Its burning only makes up for its ripping speed unless like me, you’re cursed with one of 30% of standalones that won’t play +R DLs burned in it.

:cop: This thread is about ripping, not about DL writing :cop:

[QUOTE=mciahel;1923855]But I’m sure your Litey (160P6S) is not equipped with stock firmware ;)[/QUOTE]

LOL!!!:bigsmile: nope you got me its not stock FW :cop: but neither is any of the S203B’s FW either. :wink:

[QUOTE=pinto2;1923771]http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/sh-s203b-riplocked-229316/

This has already been discussed in lenght…
I’ve many other drives that will rip original DL movies faster, so I for once doesn’t really care if my S203*'s are a few minutes slower.

None the less, S202*/S203* are at the moment some of the best burners you can get for your $$$.[/QUOTE]

I’ve read the other thread and concluded that the drive is rip-locked with some software while not rip-locked with other software .
I’ve also found that having a slow PC has nothing to do with he rip speed as my PC is rather old (see sig) and when I was ripping with Imgburn and it ripped @12.6X max , I was playing an x264 720 encoded video which took up most of the cpu/ram .
And on a side note : My other drives blow the 203B with “always” lower PIF/PIE/Jitter at the same speeds :wink:

My main rig has a trusty DW1650 IDE burner, and the 203B SATA.

Ever since I got my 203B, the two drives have some turf war going on. The Benq rips like a champ, but won’t burn faster than 4x, often only at 2.4x. The 203B, OTOH, will burn as fast as I dare push her, but rips slower than paint drying. On the CD side, both rip and burn just fine.

I’ve tried all the tips over the past few months, reinstalling SATA/IDE drivers, trying different firmwares, reseting DMA, but to no avail.

I figure, oh well. I have a great ripper and a great burner in the same system. They have both decided to specialize in their area of expertise (the 1650 was getting picky about Verb MCC-004’s anyway) so I ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the time to troubleshoot any further. I’m much happier now :bigsmile:

Howdy,

I was able to rip several 4GB DVD-R Video discs in ISO format with IMGBurn last weekend and each rip took around 4:30 Minutes. I don’t think that is a slow speed at all.

Milan

[QUOTE=rockphantom;1925782]Howdy,

I was able to rip several 4GB DVD-R Video discs in ISO format with IMGBurn last weekend and each rip took around 4:30 Minutes. I don’t think that is a slow speed at all.

Milan[/QUOTE]

It’s also not CSS encrypted video.

[QUOTE=CDan;1925803]It’s also not CSS encrypted video.[/QUOTE]

Yea, apples and oranges.