The fastest drive to my knowledge is the LG-4163B DVD-RW. It does *not* cache audio information, is capable of C2 error retrieval, and I have ripped up to 37x in secure mode! I own 2 of these drives and bought them specifically for EAC for use with archiving my music collection to FLAC.
If you get this drive, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. I've owned a number of LG drives and prior to that, Plextor SCSI drives. For EAC, there is none better. It's DVD burning abilities are also quite good.
PS If you get this drive, PM me and I'll send you the settings for the drive.
Originally Posted by Edwood
Well, looks like my new Benq DW164016x Dual Layer DVD-/+RW has an average speed of 6.9x compared to my Lite-on DVD drive's 9.4x speed.
Seems that this enq like most DVD burners are not very good at digital audio extraction.
Any recommendations for the best, Fastest Optical Drive for EAC Ripping?