I recently purchased an HP DVD drive (dvd1050) and connected it to my laptop (HP dv6000 Pavilion) through a USB cable using an external box (5.25 USB 2.0 external enclosure, the dealer said I can mount an internal HD Drive also on the same box!)
I read the threads here, but being a newbie, there are a lot of terms I don't understand, so if you would please help.
The Drive in the Box can read all drives but will not burn any CD/DVD (the max I got is 3% and then nothing happens), though I did notice that it will burn smaller files (<1mb) without any problems and when I tried to burn about 700mb of data on DVD, it ejected with errors at 80%; howsoever whenever I put large amount of data it won't burn.
The disc can be erased as well without any problem.
On a website I see the specifications of the drive I got, it said interface FireWire; does that mean it won't work at all through a USB. No additional drivers were provided with the box, I use WinVista.
I presume I am using a USB2.0 on my laptop and connecting it to the box, so what are the possible solutions.
And also the DVD writer worked fine when I connected it to a desktop as an internal drive and even on that desktop it did not work through the USB.
Sorry for the detailed question, please help, thanks.