lost-in-space wrote:Is 4X the maxium for RIPing DVD's?
No, although some drives artificially limit the ripping speed for DVD's (presumably to placate the MPIAA and other such organizations). I don't know for a fact, but I wouldn't expect your drive to be one such drive.
What kind of DVD are you trying to rip? DVD-ROM drives typically rip dual-layer DVD's much slower than single-layer DVD's. Also, describe your system and the software you are using.