just got this drive last week. when tried to rip audio CDs (with MusicMatch) the maximum speed was 16x. i tried with AudioCentral (comes with the Easy CD Creator), same thing happened. i checked the DMA settings, and it's enabled. is there any other settings that i should've checked, in order to get the 48x ripping capabilities as stated in drive specs??? the drive doesn't have any problem burning...it even can reach 49x. any help would be appreciated. thanks.