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    It certainly doesn't sound right. Try different software, but if you need an external drive try one of these - I've bought dozens of them for work (as PCs these days have no drives) and had no problems for a tenner - albeit never used one to rip to FLAC. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/produc...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Same thing happened to me. I rebuilt my laptop as it was generally slow and reinstalled EAC, also changed the settings to reduce the checks/accuracy of the rip. It then took about 8 minutes. I suspect most of that improvement was from the settings in EAC, have a look in options (or advanced options, and you might need to change from simple user to advanced or whatever it's called IIRC) and reduce error correction etc. If your CDs are clean and not scratched it won't make any difference to the SQ.

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    I found Foobar 2000 very good for ripping cd’s, a lot quicker then EAC and also free.

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    As above use foobar or even iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    As far as I remember it can depend on if the CD is scratched and if you are using a high level of accuracy.

    It will re-check on errors which can take ages.

    Did you calibrate your drive in eac?

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    EAC will rescan until it gets a "perfect" read. I only use it when I am trying to rip a very dodgy CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    I haven't calibrated my drive and its the same on new or old discs. The drive is internal, but I will check the speed with just the burner running. I never had this problem on my older computer (5-10 minutes for full CD) and it was lower spec than my current one
    The drive needs auto calibrate.
    Click on EAC button at the top left of page, and click on drive options.
    Move around the tabs, and in one of them you'll find a detect button.
    Click on that, and let it do its thing - you will need a CD in the drive before you click it.

    Be patient, as it can take a while.
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    Not all disc rippers are created equal, be careful.
    For the most “accurate” rip (some may not care or even notice, which of course is ok) from experience I’d use either EAC or DBPoweramp, the latter being my preference.

    Ripping speed can depend on your drive and computer grunt, but the two I mentioned above give the most accurate rip imo.
    Aside the most accurate ripping tools DbPoweramp also does a data bit check on each track it rips, and compares your rip to it’s database of other users rips of that same CD.
    So know your rip is accurate.

    Free full functional 30 day trial available, downgrades to free version after that, where you lose the most accurate ripping settings.
    Not expensive for full version, worth it if you rip a lot of CDs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Not all disc rippers are created equal, be careful.
    For the most “accurate” rip (some may not care or even notice, which of course is ok) from experience I’d use either EAC or DBPoweramp, the latter being my preference.

    Ripping speed can depend on your drive and computer grunt, but the two I mentioned above give the most accurate rip imo.
    Aside the most accurate ripping tools DbPoweramp also does a data bit check on each track it rips, and compares your rip to it’s database of other users rips of that same CD.
    So know your rip is accurate.

    Free full functional 30 day trial available, downgrades to free version after that, where you lose the most accurate ripping settings.
    Not expensive for full version, worth it if you rip a lot of CDs
    My preference is also for DbPoweramp. You can fine tune the "accuracy" of the ripping. I only resort to EAC when DbPoweramp can't rip without errors. Well worth purchasing a license.

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    After trying all sorts of solutions without success I remembered I had an old DELL Inspiron laptop which was destined for the knackers yard many years ago. So I loaded the EAC software and Accuripped a full album in 5 minutes. Way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy View Post
    After trying all sorts of solutions without success I remembered I had an old DELL Inspiron laptop which was destined for the knackers yard many years ago. So I loaded the EAC software and Accuripped a full album in 5 minutes. Way to go
    interestingly i used to use it on a xp and vista laptop but on won 8 or 10 it never worked right for me or was basically unusable. not sure if it worked on win 7
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