CD-RW External for pentium 2 400mgz usb1

  ray27 10:22 30 Jun 2003

MY friend is an OAP so he has to be careful with the pennies, has Pentium 2 400mgz computer with windows 98b and he wants to add a cd-rw to it using the usb 1 socket .

We would put an internal one in but we are not to confident to try this.

There is a cd-rw on sale at pc world that is very reasonable but it states it connects via a usb2 socket would this be ok to plug into the usb1 socket ?

Has anyone any advice on any other cheap external cd-rw that they know works ok with this system ?
Many thanks for your advice

Ray and Doug

  Philip2 14:22 30 Jun 2003

You can use USB 1 but data transfer would be far slower,it is very easy to put a USB 2 card into the computer open the case tuch the case to remove static from your hand remove screw holding card in place and pull up and replace it with a new USB 2 card put it into the PCI slot and push home and you have USB 2.

  graham√ 15:01 30 Jun 2003

It would seem to me that whist you have the cover off you could fit a CD-RW! It really is easy so long as there is a spare slot to fit it. Plenty of help here, if necessary, step by step.

  ray27 15:56 30 Jun 2003

There are spare slots and if it is easy we may give it a try.

Can you give us a rough idea on what we would have to do, you know the connections etc?

What card are you talking about that has to be replaced to obtain USB 2 .
The PCI slot, is that the one where the USB1 sockets are,and how much do you reckon it would cost?
thanks once again
ray and doug

  PSF 16:07 30 Jun 2003

click here

You can get a USB2 card here for £14 + vat.

a cd/rw would only be about £35 ish including p&p and would make life easier if it was mounted inside the pc. This include the writing s/w click here

As the others have said have a look inside and post back for advice on fitting.

  ray27 16:21 30 Jun 2003

We have decided to try and fit an internal cd-rw
so there is a good chance we will ask for your assistance in fitting it
Many thanks once again

Ray and Doug

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