Ok, I have built a new HTPC and tried two different brand new drives - both are showing me DAE top speeds of around 7x…WTF? The DAE quality is showing as 10 on Nero CD-DVD Speed.
one is the SAMSUNG SH-182M and the other is an NEC/Optiarc. Both are brand new from newegg and should be (IMO) ripping much faster.
Any ideas ? I tried a new cable. The PC is top rate - C2Duo, 2GB of Ram.