Yes, I can confirm it is USB 1.0
When I plugged in a multi card reader it warned me I had connected a 2.0 device to a 1.0 USB port.....
Sorry to hear about the drive BSR! I would have gladly shipped the one extra I had if I wasn't using it. I actually replaced the plain old CD drive in my laptop with the CDRW drive.
Emailing geeks should get a p[retty fast response from what I have seen dealing with them. They are a really good company as far as customer support goes. They will probably tell you to go look at their page and pick out a replacement drive for it.
I had never dealt with notebook drives, and it took me a few minutes to realize the replacement they sent me actually would fit in the computer
The old one has to be removed, then you need to use the housing from that drive and put it on the new drive, as well as the IDE adapter. Then you are in busines and it will just slide right back in. I was supprised that a laptop CD drive draws it's power dirrectly from the IDE cable, and there is no seperate power attachment.