I recently purchased a Netbook and realized I needed a CD/DVD burner. I have a old LaCie which stopped working, so I bought one of these;
VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter
This setup worked fine on the Mac that I got rid of, however when I tried to plug it into the Netbook it said “new equipment found” and then didn’t seem to do anything. It doesn’t show up in the area where the Hard Drives are listed. When I run the built in CD/DVD burner software it tells me it can’t find the burner.