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p120/usb1.1 compatability

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Nerd359, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Nerd359

    Nerd359 Chieftain

    Dec 2, 2000
    I was wondering if a p120 running win98se could support a pci (i have a free slot) usb card (1.1) and if so, could i run an external cdrw off of it? i dont want to be stuck with a load of useless hardware.
  2. BlueMonday

    BlueMonday Can I Kick It?

    Jan 3, 2001
    I don't see any reason it shouldn't, although I think your CPU may be a little underpowered for high-speed burning. I would, however, always recomend that you go with an internal CDRW. When you have an external one connected to a USB connected with PCI it multiplies the number of things that can go wrong, and you'll likely end up with a plenty of coasters. An internal CDRW will also save you some cash, and that's always a good thing.

    Edit: Also get some decent burning software. A few vendors package their burners with good software (like Lite-On), but for the most part you'll end up with a real pile of rubbish like Adaptec or Roxio Easy CD creator. If you want to do some serious burning, get a good one like Nero Burning ROM, CloneCD, Fireburner, or CDRwin.

    My pick: Nero Burning ROM. I use it for everything but CCD.

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