Can you RIP with Multiple USB Drives?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gpspad, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    I have a large collection I would like to RIP. I'd be using handbrake and a mac mini 2012 i7, I think I saw a comment that mentioned loading a bunch of DVD's in the queue, then starting it before you go to bed.

    I tried it with two dvd's and while it worked, handbrake looked like it went nuts. Am I doing something wrong with the settings?

    Also what is the limit to how many USB DVD drives you could load up?

    I am guessing you need a powered hub, but USB2 or USB3?

    Seems too easy to just stack a bunch of DVD drives and let them RIP, seems like there must be a catch.
  2. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2014
    I think I figured out the limitation to this, the super drives won't work off a hub, even if its powered. I was planning on getting aftermarket drives anyway, but I never considered the power draw part.

    Still not sure why handbrake seemed to be doing doing both jobs at the same time. It never did that when I encode multiple files in the queque.

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