Recording/Read Speed

Running Win 98/Win2000, KT7A RAID board w/1.4GZ Athlon, 256RAM, 100ATA drives, Teac W516EB recorder and Acer 56X CD-Rom. Each CD device is on a separate IDE channel as a master, no slave devices.

Nero tells me that my maximum read speed is 8x for audio recording. It ends up taking roughly 15 minutes to record a DAO audio disc at 16X setting. I could do that with my old Sony 4x.

Is this Teac CD-R junk or is the Acer CD-Rom junk or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for any assistance.

Ken Collier