I have a 933Mhz Pentium 3 with 256 Ram. Sometimes I would pop in a movie to back up with Shrink and it would read at about 5,000kb a sec. But this only happened about two or three times. Normally it would read at about 2,000kb/s. Strange.....then I came over here, to a friends computer. It is a 3ghz with about a gig of RAM. I would pop in a movie and it would rip it in about 15 minutes or so and at about 5 or 6,000kb/s. Now, and quite suddenly, it is even slower than my 933 computer. Is there anybody out there who has experienced this same issue. I sure would love to resolve this.....it's driving me crazy. Thank you. oh, also......when I use dvd dycrypter, I have the same issue.