Your response is extremingly quick. Since you are going to do a roundup, let me describe a peculiar obervation (not reported before to my knowledge) so that necessary steps may be incorporated into the tests.
I encountered very slow speed when using EAC to extract old CDs, so I bought a TEAC CD-W524E recorder, which was reported to be the best in dealing with scracthed audio CD. It extracted one such track fast with 100% in track quality. But alas, when I looked at the wav file, it appeared strange to me, for almost the entire track was full-scale. I then used Nero CDDAE to do the extraction with every drives available to me then. All other readers, including TEAC 532S and 540E CD-ROM, gave similar wav forms, which are entirely different from that obtained with the TEAC recorder. According to the review by this Website, Aopen CDW3248 also excels in ripping scratched CD, hence I acquired the writer and solved my problem. With that particular troubled track, the drive gave about 96% in EAC track quality with pretty high speed and seemingly right wav form; I do not have a new CD of the same title for comparison though.