Soon after receiving an early 2011 MBP 15" I realized I could not use its internal drive for ripping DVDs. The drive in question is MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898. Any of my software I have used for this purpose such as RipIt or Fairmount would just not work with the system. Is the drive not functioning correctly or is this a futile attempt by Apple or Matshita to prevent ripping? Gladly my external DVD drive (USB) still works for the purpose of making backups of my DVDs.