My Creative CD5233E OEM/BULK drive aka 52x MX should read at 52x, or near, only does 8x (nero, easycd creator, cdspeed, windows ME; verified that speed)
What to do?Where to go?
52x is the maximum speed that is reached at the outside of the CD and only for data.For audio it is completely different. Not all drives are capable to do Digital Audio Extraction at higher speeds. Next to this, it is the total combination of your hardware that determines the maximum burning speed when you want to do on-the-fly copying.