Taking all your suggestions I decided to use CDex to rip my cd's to MP3. I used it for the first time last night. The ripping was so slow. It was taking about 5 minutes per track. I thought something was wrong so I browsed the help manual and noticed that I had to configure my CD drive settings. I have a 32/4/8 TDK drive but I still don't know what settings to use. It said by increasing the number in the "Read Sectors" box will increase the ripping speed. How do I know what to set it at? I also increased the CD speed to 32 since I have a drive that can read at 32x. What settings should I use for this drive?