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Prob recognising external Asus CD-writer in USB2 enclosure

Postby morepork on Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:21 pm

Hi there,
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
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 15, 2003 12:42 am

What software are you using to burn the disc? XP's built in stuff or something else?
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Postby morepork on Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:21 am

Hi there,
I've been using Nero which came bundelled with the drive, do you think that because the software is ASUS specific and bundled for a IDE drive that it might not be suitable via USB? Now that I look at it, the XP software does allow burning to the drive, so this could be a poor alternative for me. Thanks.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:31 am

I'd try downloading the latest version of Nero 5.5 to see if that fixes it.

ftp4.nero.com/nero551054.exe
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Postby morepork on Sat Nov 15, 2003 8:28 pm

Hi Ian,

Thanks for that, I downloaded the latest version (non-bundle specific) and it does write to the CD via Nero. Thanks for the suggestion :D
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