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    Hi, all. I've been following the DVD Decryptor forum and using my laptop with great success, the forum is a wonderful resource. However, my laptop is a couple of years old, and reads at around 5x and burns at 2x. In an effort to speed things up, I bought the latest Samsung burner in a USB cable/external enclosure and just connect it up to my laptop. The burner is a TSST corp 16x dual layer SH-W162Z which I thought was a pretty good burner. However, I noticed that whenever I have it set to read at higher than about 6x, it errors on most dics that it tries to read. I haven't tried to test it for different write speeds yet.

    Is this a limitation in the USB cable? Or my laptop? Any way to get around this limitation?

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    in device manager under usb there will be an "enhanced" controller if you have
    usb2, if not then an adapter card will speed things up a lot.

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    Hey Chewie. Thanks for the tip... but you're dealing with a retard here, sorry! I do see the following: Intel(r) 8280 1DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD

    What do I do with it?

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    nothing, you are good to go, that's a usb2 controller, a lot of people can't find device manager

    the chipset in the enclosure might be what's slowing it down

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    Also, in addition to the controller noted above which does say 2.0, there are 3 other USB controllers that do not say 2.0... on the back of my laptop, there are only 2 USB ports. Does it matter which port I use? Am I using one of the other controllers and not the 2.0 controller?

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    OOps, got your message. Chipset, huh? I was afraid you'd say that. Is there a way to upgrade or flash the existing chipset? Sounds like it might be easier to find another enclosure.

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    That said, Chewy, can you recommend a good enclosure with a known good chipset? And where to find them? Thanks a bundle, man!

    kaipo

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    usually all will be the same

    usb1 would be like 1x speed, I had to double check first tho, people don't always give accurate data

    your new burner should do fine burning at 4x, if not 8X(iffy) w/ laptop and
    expernal burner

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    use that one up, burner and enclosure, and next time ask for advise on
    burners/readers, that samsung may be a bad reader, too rare to tell.

    Besides a real fast combo might be too fast for your laptop

    this tool might work
    http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=65716

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    Thanks again, Chewy; one last question. Is the chipset part of the housing? Or is it part of the burner? If I buy another burner and use the same housing, will I have the same problem? I see used LG GSA 4163B burners on ebay for around $34... thinking of buying one and installing in my external enclosure.

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    wouldn't chance a used burner

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