Re: USB 1.1 too slow to burn DVD's?
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 03:14:07PM EDT, Paolo wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 01:18:30PM -0400, Chris Jones wrote:
> > The old laptop only has USB 1.1 and I believe I read somewhere - can't
> > find where .. that this is too slow to burn DVD's .. only CD's.
> > Is there any truth to this .. any workaround?
> %man cdrecord
> Set the speed factor of the writing process to #. # is an inte-
> ger, representing a multiple of the audio speed. This is about
> 150 KB/s for CD-ROM, about 172 KB/s for CD-Audio and about
> 1385 kB/s for DVD media.
> so, burning CD should be fine on "USB" (non Hi-Speed) which is limited to
> 12Mbps / 1.5Mbps, but DVD burning won't work since min requirement is
> ~13.5Mbps sustained data rate. Hi-Speed USB (included in 2.0) tops at
> 480Mbps, enough for the fastest DVD writers.
I'll read the doc .. but it looks like I really need to buy a new
laptop .. I was planning to do it this Xmas .. but what with the
"economy" I'm not sure it's the way to go any more..