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Best DVD Writer for Ripping DVDs?

Postby Tarrant1701 on Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:15 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for a SATA-based DVD writer drive that has fast DVD ripping speeds. A lot of drives seem to be riplocked, or rip single-layer DVD-videos quickly. But, these drives suffer when reading dual-layer DVD-videos. I'm aware that, due to technical limitations, most drives have to slow down to read the second layer.

However, I'm looking for recommendations on a DVD writer SATA drive that can rip DVDs quickly. I'm hoping to archive my DVD collection!

Thanks :)
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Postby Ian on Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:06 pm

I don't know of any that will rip dual layer DVD's at 16x but the Lite-On LH-20A1L and Samsung SH-S203B both rip at 12x.
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Postby Tarrant1701 on Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:31 pm

Yep, I saw that the Lite-On LH-20A1S (which I assume is similar to the model you mentioned) could rip single-layer DVDs at a max of 16x, with an avg speed of 12x. It also ripped dual-layer DVDs at a max of 12x with an avg speed of 9x:

http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Lite-On ... mance.html

I wonder if this is the best there is right now. Certainly there are other drives that rip dual-layer DVDs slower. I haven't seen any faster.
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Postby Ian on Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:58 pm

If you're going to use it primarily for ripping, it will probably due the trick. However, I've been less than impressed by the writing quality of the LH-20A1S and LH-20A1L.
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Postby SithTracy on Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:02 pm

The Pioneer DVR-212D is a good ripper too, but my first choice would have to be the Samsung SH-S203B.
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