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silverstreak60

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Hi! to all you computer enthusiest. I have a unusual problem installing my new enclosure which i installed a 5.25 LG brand super multi dvd/rw optical drive. it an also be used for a 3.5 or 2.5 hdd installed. What I'm trying to do is back up my data which is over 2gb of data using the dvd/rw drive. I have it hooked up via a usb port on my Gateway Solo9300 laptop. When i plugged everything up & turned it on i got a message (not a error message), it said You will need a usb high-speed host controller to obtain maximum performance. Did'nt exactly know what this was since i've never perform this procedure before using this external enclosure. I went to Ebay to see what it was & it was a card for a desktop pc. I was wondering what i need to do or if its possible to perform this w/ my laptop. I read a post here that was back in 2005 about a similar problem performing this. It said something about a firewall configuration or something to that effect. This is a new type procedure to me. i have 4 computers in my household. I laptop & the other 3 are desktops. I have done backup on all & created a file & saved them but wanted to do this procedure w/ this device. I have alot of hdd's lying around for desktops that i can use to store data to if i need to. i suppose i could use this enclosure for this if need be. Question is is there a way to backup my data from my laptop using this enclosure & how do I go about it? Thanks for any input on this concern. I am in desperate need of performing this before desaste strikes. i do believe though my hdd in my laptop is on its last leg. The laptop is my main concern as of now.
 

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silverstreak60 said:
What I'm trying to do is back up my data which is over 2gb of data
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You will need a usb high-speed host controller to obtain maximum performance.
The message means Windows detected that you have a high speed USB 2.0 interface in the external enclosure and a slower USB 1.1 interface on the computer. The data transfer will take place using the slower USB 1.1 standard maximum speed of 12 Mbits-per-second, or about 1.5 MBytes per second

FYI, USB 2.0 maximum is 40x faster at 480 Mbits-per-second
 
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