ok, first post: here goes...
just got the above external drive. had read errors on first two attempts :a , then updated firmware. burnt one dvd ok. system@ wix xp pro, athlon 2 gig, 512mb ram, plenty of hd space, datawrite yellows 8x media.
i used "1clickdvdcopy" and "copy to dvd" to achieve the successful copy, but the copying process took 2 hours plus at what looked like 6x speed (i lost count actually!). the drive warned me about my connection NOT being usb2, but i cant upgrade that at the moment.
this was the first dvd of lord of the rings extended version, so may be a "bad" example, as its a long film anyway. i have downloaded dvdshrink and dvd decrypter, but havent tried them yet. is the 2 hours plus normal for 4.3gig ish single layer media, as ive read posts of this taking 15/20/30 mins tops.
any tips re: 1) the drive itself, and 2) software that may speed up the copying process would be welcomed