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Thread: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

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    48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    This is my optical drive, which advertises CD reading speeds of 48x. However I've been using Sound Juicer to rip some tasty Dream Theater CDs - it peaked at 10.5x, averaging slightly less.

    Why is this? If it advertises speeds of 48x surely it should be able to supply them?

    (I'm running Karmic 64-bit, ripping to a hard drive that can copy 700MB of data to itself in less than 20 seconds, while a CD rip takes over 5 minutes. I have 4GB of RAM, and Sound Juicer takes up at most 2% of my CPU. My specs seem fine - any help or ideas at all would be hugely appreciated! )
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    Re: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    bump

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    Re: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    double-bump could it be that the CD doesn't support the higher speeds, even though it's a pressed disc from a major label...?

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    Re: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    moar bumpage!

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    Re: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    I'm not positive - but does the CD you are using accept 48x? Some CDs will only allow to be written at slower speeds.

    Here is a post someone did comparing the Samsung to another drive, you can see where CD/DVD brands and capabilities make a big difference: http://club.myce.com/f107/pioneer-21...g-223f-252827/
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131- How to fstab
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    Re: 48x CD/DVD drive only ripping at 10x?

    Thanks for the reply!

    I'm not sure of the capabilities of the CD - it's just an audio CD. I'm not writing anything to a CD-R or anything, just ripping the audio CD.

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