Are there any drives you can purchase without riplock?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jimmypopjr, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. jimmypopjr macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2009
    I've got a brand new Mac Pro and I'd like to get a drive without the limitations of Riplock. Are there any drive models that you can buy without these limitations? I've searched for updated firmware for the Mac Pro's current drive, but haven't found anything.

    Also, does the riplock firmware carry over to a windows partition as well?

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. Earl Urly macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2004
  3. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Maximum PC ran a recent article, looking at fastest drives for DVD ripping, which you might be interested -

    One reason I mention this, is the Samsung drive tested didn’t fare brilliantly (a model that was rated very highly in other areas according to a previous article) – so it tried a firmware patch, one that’s pretty much a utility.

    Using the patch/utility to disable Riplock, ripping performance was no different (just over 15 minutes).

    However, this patch has an option to increase the speed at which double-layer discs are read - when selected, it was considerably quicker (a little over 8 minutes, so not too far from taking half the time).

    It doesn't say how much louder this made the drive, but I would imagine it would be noticeably more noisy.

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