My experience with retrieve native toc in latest EAC : faster than detect toc manually but not as efficient.
A recent cds audio cd had a strange behavior with retrieve native toc : the latest track extracted to 99.97 % and stopped. With detect toc manually everything is fine.
I have w98 and an ultraplex 40max.
On this forum someone (i don't remember who) told me there was a huge difference between these 2 actions. He was right.
Btw, i think Plextor team should do something for Ultraplex 40max owners : a new firmware to enable first session only. It would be nice to use Plextools against copy protected cd.