First, thank you for any help... I'm trying to play catch up here, but viewing other threads didn't really answer what I needed.... What is considered the best UHD drive to rip my UHD discs? Cost is NOT an issue so don't factor that into the "value"... (I prefer 5.25" internal, unless there's an external with far better performance). Prefer a 16x drive that burns all formats (BDXL, etc). Looking at the DeUHD list are these the latest drives available in 2019?? as the list seems a little old. I viewed the list here... https://www.deuhd.ru/supported.html ...but that ended up confusing me more than anything as everyone says get "friendly" drives, but on that very page they are recommending a few "official" drives... ((("Somewhere in 2016, new LG official UHD drives, implementing AACS2 protection, started with BU40N and BU50N. Buffalo released in Japan a re-badged BU40N, which is very stable and recommended. Finally, LG released their first internal official UHD drive in US, the WH16NS60, also recommended."))) Why does everyone here say use "friendly", but they recommend "official"?? Does this depend on the software used??.. (ie, if I use AnyDVD HD, I need "friendly", but if I use DeUHD I can use "official"????), but then someone here mentioned buying a WH16NS60 and replies here implied that was okay. Is there a difference between AnyDVD HD and DeUHD? Or are they essentially the same (I ask because it appears DeUHD lifetime is currently 50% off (does this go on sale often?)... or do I require both to correctly rip my discs? Thank you again!