Hello, Today I just purchase 6 music cds from shop and I have my own habit that will not use the cd for listen. I will rip it as mp3 high quanlity for listen. For the original cd, I will keep it in my cubboard instead. (worship?) Well, but now I notice that the new cd (Japanese Pop music) have protection!! The cactus shield 200. I do read the guide in this website and I follow everything with step by step. However, I have 1 question that I need help. The speed of ripping cd is very slow. I should say it's never slow than this anymore. I use the Lite-On CD Writer 52x24x52 as ripping drive. I'm turn off the autorun to ensure that Cactus will not harm my systems. The ripping speed is goes far about 0.1x - 0.2x only. I'm not sure that the safe mode will cause this minimum speed or not. So, I need your help. I had use Easy CD-DA 6.5 before and I think that's fine. I never try the protection cd with easy cd-da yet. Have anybody try Easy CD-DA 7.0? Does it pass the copy protection or not? Excuse me, next question. If I would like to rip the cd as cd audio image exclude the protection. Is it possible and how I do that?