I have an ollld Sony Vaio Notbook PCG-838 which is roughly a ~500Mhz/~190MB machine with good 'ole USB 1.0.
I just pulled my ollllld internal HP dvd writer (dvd200i) out of my hand-built tower (and replaced it with a new Pioneer DVR-A07 (whoop!whoop!).
I doubt I can do it but thought I'd try... to connect the dvd200i to my laptop. I know, I know, I can network data over to my tower and burn from there, but it's not always connected to my network.
I'm thinking some sort of external enclosure is required by can't find any good information about such a gizmo.
One large doubt I have is it won't even be able to sync correctly using USB 1.0 connection.