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5.25 combo external enclosure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silverstreak60, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. silverstreak60

    silverstreak60 Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2007
    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.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    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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