If EAC encounters problems with an extraction, it slows down, which is fine. The problem is, it continues to read slowly on subsequent tracks, even if those tracks would not otherwise cause problems. I have verified this by stopping the process and restarting on another track that was extracting slowly; after restarting, it extracts full speed with no problems. What can I do?
If you have selected “Allow Speed Reduction” and the speed box also shows different possible speeds, then the problem lies within the reader. It could help to use the cool down feature (let it cool down every 15-30 min for several minutes, perhaps this already solves it). Otherwise don’t use the flag “Allow Speed Reduction”, but of course then it won’t read anymore that accurate on bad sectors.