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ApeNz
10-10-2004, 09:52 PM
HI all

My Cd writer ( external ) USB2 doesnt seem to be working on my computer it can read fine but when i try and burn a disk it does like 20% and then just sits there - i left it for ages and nothing happened. It is USB 2 compatible and my new computer has this ( motherboard = Gigabyte GA-7n400 pro2 ). The werid thing is that it works on my laptop which has usb 1. I have tried a variety of cd buring apps and lowering the write speed but the same thing always happens

Any Idea ?

Thanks

ApeNz
10-10-2004, 10:00 PM
Os = win 2000 SP 4

Murray P
11-10-2004, 12:14 AM
Are you using a USB 2 cable?

Cheers Murray P

ApeNz
11-10-2004, 08:13 AM
i would think so but i don't know - does it change things. Even if the cable is not USB 2 shouldn't work at USB 1

Spacemannz
11-10-2004, 08:18 AM
Well if it isnt a USB 2 cable it wouldnt be running as fast as it should be.

It DOES make a diff whether ur using a USB 2 or 1.1 cable.

ApeNz
11-10-2004, 08:21 AM
So what you are saying is that because the cable is at 1.1 that means that it wont work

drb1
11-10-2004, 08:24 AM
> So what you are saying is that because the cable is
> at 1.1 that means that it wont work


Properly.

Does it have a supplementary power source?

D.

ApeNz
11-10-2004, 08:29 AM
it has a external power pack which plugs into it

Spacemannz
11-10-2004, 08:37 AM
No it will still work. But it will AFFECT the speed if the cable is 1.1 (12mbps), not USB 2 (480 mbps), since USB 2 is WAY faster than 1.1.

Thats a big difference in speed.