Hi. I've just joined up and I'm hoping that someone here can help me. I use a laptop, not with the best stats, but it gets the job done. It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 700MHZ, 384RAM, Windows 2000 Pro. It backs up my dvds fine. The problem I am having recently is this. I use an external dvd burner. When I'm trying to transfer a dvd5 from the external burner to my laptop hdd via a USB 2.0 cardbus connection, sometimes the data transfer just drops out. It comes up saying I have unsafely removed the USB device, or that it cannot find the specified file. Well, I have not removed anything, not touched a thing. I'm wondering if this is the usb 2.0 cardbus and I should get a different one? It is an ALi. I've heard NEC is the way to go with a cardbus when wanting to transfer large amounts of data all the time. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.