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WHAT IS HIGH SPEED USB?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by aerophil, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. aerophil

    aerophil Member

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    I bought a new Sonic DVD burner and when trying to copy a movie onto a DVD-R, I got a message that said the USB port is not a high speed USB port. I went ahead and copied the movie onto the DVD but it doesn't work. What do I have to do? It am using a HP laptop with Windows XP, which has 2 USB ports.

    Ken
     
  2. karen2003

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    Newer computers have USB 2.0 connections (sometimes just called "high speed"); it sounds like your computer has USB 1.1 or even 1.0 connections. You CAN upgrade the connection on a desktop computer (I did this a few months ago on mine) but I'm not sure about a laptop.

    Before I upgraded to USB 2.0, I could still rip, encode, and burn, it just took a LOT longer, especially the encoding part. To give you an idea, with USB 1.1 ripping/encoding would normally take 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours and burning would take an additional 1-1/2 hours or so; with USB 2.0, ripping/encoding can be as fast as 5-6 minutes (if it's a DVD-5) up to about 1-3/4 hours if it's a huge DVD-9, then burning with 4x discs takes 15 minutes max. So the burning time went down significantly, and the ripping/encoding time went down a bit too.

    Even with my old USB 1.1 connection, the DVDs I burned still worked. So it may not be your port that's the issue. Did you use good media? What did you use to rip/encode? What burning program did you use? Did you get a "successful burn" message at the end? Are you trying to play a DVD-R disc in a standalone player that only plays DVD+R discs? As you can see, there are lots of possible reasons the DVD doesn't work. Please give us more details on exactly what you did and we can be more helpful.
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  3. pulsar

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    I suspect it is trying to tell you that you have a USB2 device connected to a USB1 port. USB2 is up to 40x quicker than USB1. Whether or not USB1 can transfer the data you want quickly enough I know not, but it could be a problem. Also what software are you using on your laptop to view the dvd with - sonic? What media are you using?
     
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    Karen2003, you beat me to it! Mind you, your post is far more informative than mine!
     
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    Funny! That's happened to me before too. :)

    Aerophil, hope you got something helpful from both of us!
     
  6. aerophil

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    Yes, all the answers were helpful. I used the software that came with the Sonic DVD burner. I am sure it is a high speed one, but the laptop might be a slower one. It is about two years old. It is at my son's house, so I will have to check it. I have a USB Card 32 bit CardBus 2.0 from another laptop, so I will try using that.

    I was burning to DVR-R disk, 4X speed.

    Ken
     
  7. viper64

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    I thank karen is right. Aerophil If this is a new burner Im suprised it does not have backwards compatibility with a USB 1.O OR 1.1.
     
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