Please allow me to add my experiences with both Rawdump and Friidump. Rawdump: I too, was more often than not, getting the 'You might have a faulty drive' message, I searched the forums and tried everything suggested, to no avail. Then I came across something by accident: 1 - start Rawdump 2 - insert the wii disc into the drive (in my case 8162b) and close the tray 3 - wait for the drive to come to a stand still (about 20-30 seconds) 4 - press Start Dump 5 - be patient, it takes about 30-45 seconds, but the drive goes off to work and detects the wii game and starts to rip. This works everytime for me, hopefully it will for you. Now for Dual Layer Wii discs: Download and use Friidump version 0.4 Insert the the disc into the drive and tell run friidump in command prompt mode. Then tell friidump to create an iso file, using this command 'friidump -d e: -i gamename.iso' change e: to the letter of you wii drive change 'gamename' to whatever you want, as long as it is all one word. The resulting rip will be in your friidump folder, and can be burnt with Imgburn. Again this works with every dual layer disc that I have tried, hopefully it will for you too. If anyone is interested, I have written a short and simple program that will ask for the name of the game and then rip it automatically to the friidump folder. I would be happy to modify this and send it to anyone who could make use of it.