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    Hi Guys,
    So what's the main hardware I'd need to rip DVDs specifically to HDD at the fastest possible pace. Does the speed of the DVD player (16 , 24x) limit it or is it the CPU or the source disc itself that's most important. What should I be looking for?
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    Easy enough to check. Look at your CPU, RAM, HDD usage during a rip (A direct copy of a video file, not a conversion.)
    With a MS OS, look at Task Manager for that info.

    I would guess the optical drive speed to be the most important factor.

    For a conversion to a different video format, then CPU speed and number of threads.

    Other members may have different opinions.

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    I would concur.

    But I would also add that 'fastest possible pace' is not a good idea since it could create read-errors. Same that few would recommend that you burn a disk at maximum speed. For a 16x drive 8x really should suffice. And even that might be too fast.
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    Thanks guys...
    Here's a task manager screen shot. https://postimg.org/image/213oxsx3ln/

    Burner http://www.lg.com/us/burners-drives/lg-BE14NU40-external-blu-ray-dvd-drive
    Laptop Dell Inspiton N7110
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    So you are maxing out your CPU at maximum read ? Not good since other processes will require CPU at the same time.

    Thus maximum read speed is pointless since the whole point is to get the mean average >> 1x for 4 gb would take 1 hour (Do the rest of the maths yourself). If it takes significantly longer than the mean average then why stress the system.
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    Ok thanks I'm learning stuff here. So the laptop is a dedicated rip machine and I set it to use all 4 cores of cpu. So it appears my burner can read movie dvds (DVD Rom) I guess at 16x so that suggests a 1hr/16 time to copy 4gb in my bad math. My issue is converting my DVD to mp4 and getting the right balance to optimise speed and resource usage. Does 3 cores mean I convert at 75% time efficency. Thanks
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  7. This looks weird - copying should not take more than 10 - 20% of modern CPU - perhaps high CPU utilization is somehow related to other, background ongoing activity - for example antivirus real time scanners can be memory and CPU hog... normally for copy DMA is used and as such CPU utilization is quite low.
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    ^^ Did not get a straight answer to my earlier question.

    Just wonder if the OP confuses RIP = copy with Rip = Convert and that screenshot reflects the latter rather than the former.
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  9. My issue is converting my DVD to mp4
    Probably not ripping but re-encoding.

    Tell the software used for "ripping"
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  10. He's obviously re-encoding. The CPU is the bottleneck. Get a faster CPU or use faster (lower quality) encoder settings.
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