I use my cd /dvdewriter daily,and decided to buy an external rewriter to save wear and tear on the laptop rewriter [my last one died!,so I thought i would try to ease the use on this one]Ive got Vista,and bought a LITEON today.Tried it twice today to copy/burn,but laptop froze,and Nero froze!Any ideas on why??No other programs were open.Probably take it back tommorow.I wanted an easy Plug in and Go-Hassle free experience!Windows did display something about performance and the colours being used,but I dont want to alter that...Thanks in advance for any help.
Does this external drive draw it's power from the USB port?
The USB ports on a laptop won't be able to give enough juice to power an external drive - does the LITEON drive have it's own PSU you could use, if not try using a powered USB hub. I know I have to do this with a USB TV tuner