I’m considering buying a new bluray drive that would rip faster (if it would actually rip faster by a decent amount). I will only use the drive for ripping blurays and DVDs and I would ideally like to spend as little as possible (around $50~ I guess). My current top choice is an LG WH14NS40: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YWMCA8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=A3N7VF71PEMVE, but I’ve heard about something called Riplock, and I can’t tell if this drive has it or if there are faster drives for a similar amount.
I’m currently using an old Lite-On:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827248014 drive to rip my bluray collection (4x read speed), but it’s taking a while and I already ran into an issue in makeMKV where I tried to rip one movie and now makeMKV refuses to work for any movie (even ones that used to work). Supposedly this is some DRM related issue.
Anyway, I’m now using AnyDVD HD, which doesn’t seem to have the same DRM issues, but it also takes significantly longer to rip (makeMKV was ripping the same movie about two to three times faster). So I’m not really sure why makeMKV was so much faster, is there a reason for that?
P.s. A completely random question, how come ODDs seem to have a higher write speed than read speed? when I looked at the specs of the WH14NS40 on Newegg, it lists the read speed of blurays at 14x and the write speed at 12x.