The protection EA Sports and Maxis use is SafeDisc, which relies on read errors to work. What happens is that EZ CD Creator encounters these errors and tries to fix them, which takes a really long time. CloneCD is perfect for copying these kinda protections, because it has the fast error skip. To bad your burner's not supported.
Maybe you should try to use BlindWrite, which also can copy the SafeDisc protection, but more burners are supported. Download is from my site ( www.gamefreakcdcopy.com) if you're dutch (which I doubt) or from www.blindwrite.com Note: this program is in a beta state.
I copied The Sims in 15 minutes (reading took 8 minutes) with my Sony CRX120 and it works perfectly, without having to use any cracks Therefore if you ever want to change burner: BUY ONE THAT IS SUPPORTED BY CLONECD!!!
Here is a list of supported burners
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