I have an AMD Newcastle 3500+ CPU, 1GB Corsair RAM, 160GB seagate SATA hard drive and 2 optical drives (NEC 3520 DVD burner and also a Ben Q CD rom).
A couple of weeks ago when I was first using this PC, I was consistently getting ripping speeds of 10X and up - this was when ripping audio CDs to FLAC files using jetaudio.
Now however the rip speed has fallen to around 6X - this is the case while using either of the two drives to rip.
Any idea what might have caused this and how I can rectify?
The only real difference I can think of is that of the 160GB HD capacity I have now used C.60GB when previously I was getting the higher ripping speeds this was more like 20GB.
I am not running any other processes when doing the ripping.