I have just installed a TDK 20/10/40 writer and am impressed, thats not hard as i previously had an external yamaha 4/4/16. Anyway I should apparently be able to burn a cd in about 4 mins but I suspect that this is only from an image on the hd. I have the TDK as secondary master and my 48x cd as slave, all works well but to record from one to the other on the on the same IDE is very slow about 18mins for 18music tracks. My Epox8kta3+pro board has the option to connect to 2 ide raid ports. Is it likely to speed up the transfer if I connect the cd reader to the Raid IDE. I have not used this facility yet and any help will be appreciated as I mostly just want to quickly copy some CDs to use in the car. Would I also set the reader as a master or slave.