I'm a newbie but been reading these forums regularly. I've done a search but don't seem to be able to find references to what I am currently experiencing. I have a ASUS internal writer 48R40W12RW that I'd like to write to using a notebook (ASUS A1300F). I bought a 5.25" enclosure USB 2.0 enclosure (http://www.welland.com.tw/html/case/320.html
) and can write CD to it at almost 40x when the unit is plugged into my desktop via USB 2.0.
Problem is that once plugged into my notebook via a Adaptec PCMCIA card allowing USB 2.0 (USB2connect 1420A), WinXP doesn't recognise the drive as a writer. I can copy files off CDRs at 5-6Mb/s but the whole unit is not recognised as a recorder at all. I've gone right though and reinstalled the drivers for the PCMCIA card, and also changed the jumper settings on the drive (M/S/Cable select). No difference at all.
Just hoping someone can contribute an opinion, or whether I'd have the same problem if I bought a dedicated external CD writer instead of using the enclosure. It seems odd that the drive works via USB 2.0 on my desktop and not my notebook. Thanks to anyone that can suggest something
Cheers, Wei in NZ