What is the fastest method to rip a DVD to the hard drive? I have been using DVD Shrink. I just want to copy the DVD uncompressed to an ISO on my hard drive so I can watch the backup using Alcohol 120%. I have a very fast Intel P4 3.8Ghz, the latest 16x Plextor DVD burner and 10,000rpm Western Digital hard drives so hardware cant be my problem. What I can’t understand is why does it take me 20 to 30 minutes to rip a DVD but I can burn a DVD in 6 minutes. Why can the DVD drive burn faster then it can read?