I'm brand new here so please humour me if I'm daft.
I've just bought a new 109 (been very pleased with my trusty 107).
I've installed the new drive in a USB 2.0 enclosure.
The problem is that the drive takes nearly 3 times as long to burn a disc as my 107 (which is internal on IDE).
I've tried installing the 109 in my PC, on IDE and it is fine, burning at terrific speed.
I've also tried putting the 107 in the USB caddy and it then slows to about one third normal speed, just like the 109.
A 4+ GB image takes 8 mins (at 8x) for my internal 107 but the same file takes over 22 mins for the USB'ed 109 (also at 8x).
I only use G05 media (several types - all do the same).
I've tried the drive with my desktop (XP3000, AOpen mobo, 512 etc) and laptop (IBM T40) and the burn is always slow.
As far as I can tell, my USB is set up OK. If not, I would expect Windows (XP Pro SP2) to inform me that the bus would limit the performance of a fast drive.
Sorry for the long post but please help me!!