I'm wondering why did the TDK 2C8SE have the rip speed completely removed intead of limiting at 7x ripping? I believe the NEC can read a lot faster.
The NEC/TDK drives will rip up to 4X with DL media, this improved up to 7X, you cannot go higher with DL media, its the max reading speed from specs
Do you mean it should read DL media at 7x Max? Or normal DVD-ROM Dual Layer?
Because mine still reads from 2x to 4x while reading DVD+DL media (takes 31 minutes to read a 7.86G disc).
PS: I'm lucky because I'm using a Toshiba SD-M1712 with rip lock firmware ;) , I can read DVD+DL media from 4x to 10x (AVG 7.44x, takes only 14 minutes to read the same 7.86G disc), that's really something.