Slow reader



I purchased a sony crx145E-RP 10X4X32 but my 52 speed cd reader (creative) will not read at a fast enough speed therefore I am only writing at 4 speed.
My copy of cdr win will now not run and the only download I can find is at x1 speed.
Also I have a copy of Easy cd 4.0 but it will not run without a code.Would I have been better off buying a scsci