Hi, Got my Mac Pro about two weeks ago, when installing software it seemed to be very noisy. Mainly it sounded like the laser head moving back and forth was very loud. When I ripped a DVD it was much quieter. I assume this is because the head was reading continually from end to end, and was not moving about so much. But when I ripped from the Disc I found it to be slow. It took 26Mins and 42Secs I plugged in an external Freecom drive via Firewire to rip the same disc. It only took 16Mins and 32Secs. How does this compare to other peoples experences? Currently I'm looking for a Pata to Sata adapter to stick the Freecom inside now.