USB 2.0

  eivets 19:32 28 Dec 2005

I have just bought a new 16 x dvd writer which is very slow. i presume this is due to my laptop being fairly old with only usb 1.1. Can someone let me know what I need to buy to upgrade this port?

thanks in advance.

  GaT7 19:40 28 Dec 2005

You'll require a USB 2.0 to PCMCIA Notebook Card click here, or similar. G

  woodchip 19:45 28 Dec 2005

I think you will find you are wasting your money. As you will not be able to get it to run as USB2 on a old computer

  woodchip 19:47 28 Dec 2005

it's governed by the Motherboard and BIOS and chipset. As well as OS

  GaT7 20:01 28 Dec 2005

For system compatibilty, etc read the notes lower down (in my 1st link) - it requires a 32-bit Cardbus/PCMCIA Type II slot & will need to be powered separately through USB via a cable - "...100ma may not be sufficient for devices such as CD burners...".

If you don't mind Ebay click here. Many are brand new & some come with 1-year warranty - check each item's description for this, & compatibility. G

  eivets 15:54 29 Dec 2005

cheers for the help.

the system should be compatible. i have ordered one already, thanks.

if it doesnt work then i'll just sell it on ebay.

thanks again, i'll let u know how i get on. cheers

  eivets 15:06 30 Dec 2005

thanks again, i now have my card and it seems to be going alot faster.

was just wondering now what sort of software u use to backup dvds?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:10 30 Dec 2005

Nero will back up Non copywrited DVDs

Of course it is illegal in this country to "copy","decrypt" or "shrink" any other DVDs.

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