1/ Please be patient, and please take the time to look into things carefully before posting. After reading these posts and a number of your other threads where you have stirred negative responses from other forum members, I can say that if you wish for forum members to be more helpful and respectful with you, you should first start to take some initiative of your own.
2/ You are perfectly capable of doing a CD Speed Disc Quality Scan. In fact, I've seen you post such scans in other sections of the CD Freaks forums.
3/ You also have another drive that is capable of doing 16x reads (BenQ 1620), so you could compare your results with that drive's results to see if the problem is with your drive or with the media that you are using. Poorly burned media will not read at 16x, neither will poorly-produced pressed discs (I've had pressed discs that will not do 16x in any drive because they were poorly made and were slightly unbalanced), and if poor media is indeed the cause of the slowdowns and unstable reads, then it's not the firmware's fault and not the drive's fault. If you get a new drive, you'll see the same thing.
4/ As requested a number of days ago in another thread where you posted CD Speed scans, please do not use such large images, and please post in the PNG format! This is usually not a big deal, and it is common (and quite excusable) for a newbie to do this, but you are not a newbie. You continue to use large images and JPEGs despite having been requested by other members and moderators not to do so and despite the fact that you have over 300 posts and have been around here for some months now.