Originally posted by y2j9090
Anyone? I need this thing working right soon.
Unfortunately, my 166S drive is currently about a couple thousands miles away at home (don't have it with me here at school), so it's a drive that I'm not very familiar with... but since no other 166S owners have answered...
Something seems to be wrong. As far as I know, the 166S doesn't have any sort of a speed lock on it (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, at least, if there is one, it shouldn't be that low), so you shouldn't be getting speeds that low. I don't think that firmware is the problem and that more likely, it's a problem with your system setup, with the disc, or with the drive itself (physical problems).
Try doing this... put a disc in your drive and run Nero CD/DVD-Speed (if you don't have it, it's freeware, and it's available at http://www.cdspeed2000.com/ ). Do a transfer test and post a picture of what it looks like.