Re: USB DVD/CD burners
According to Nate Bargmann,
> * Tony Godshall <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005 Dec 09 11:05 -0600]:
> > According to Andreas Rippl,
> > > On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 09:07:20AM -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > > > I'm contemplating adding a USB DVD burner to my system. Does anyone
> > > > have any good or bad experiences with these?
> > > >
> > > > In theory it should be simple, but I thought I'd check on the practice
> > > > first...:-)
> > > >
> > > just make sure you've got USB2... I am speaking out of experience.
> > on both ends... I am speaking out of experience.
> I bought a refurbished Iomega USB CD-R/RW DVD drive and it supports
> USB 2.0. This computer, did not. So, I bought a USB 2.0 capable PCI
> card and it works like a champ under both k3b and XCDRoast.
> With the built-in USB 1.1 ports I had to force the write speed to 4x or
> I'd get a coaster. Now it does 48x effortlessly.
For laptops, the cardbus USB2 cards work nicely too.