I've been using EAC/Lame for a few years now, with great results, the best in my opinion. I just got a Plextor 712A DVD for xmas, and it's ripping slower than my old Plextor 12/10/32A (approx 3-4 years old). Just viewing the extraction window, I'm seeing a max of about 7x with new drive, I got about 7-15x with old drive. Is there some way to have EAC perform a speed test on the new drive. I had to play around with the Drive settings to get it working, but I don't believe it's working as fast as it should. Plextor drives come with PlexTools, and I've read that it's very good at audio extraction as well. But I couldn't get CDDB working correctly (would display Album name, but tracks were not listed). Guess I should try a few tracks to see max speed. But EAC/Lame been my friend for years, anything I may be missing on trying to get to perform a speed test on my new drive ?. Currently, my CD-ROM (4 years old) is faster, somethings not right here. Any suggestions, thx in advance.