firstly.. i'm a newbie to this board. i've learned so much already!
ok.. with that out of the way
i purchased the external USB 1693SX. it seems to be EXTREMELY slow reading and writing. i'm not sure if this is related to the problem of the stuttering that happens every 5-10 minutes of every backed up movie.
i've already flashed it to KS09 which didn't help. i ran the kprobe tests which gave me a burst rate of 14.5. i ran the nero cd-dvd test which gave a burst rate of 13. i've been reading this board and it seems 20-30 is more typical for a USB drive.
i am running on a p4 2.8mhz laptop so i don't think cpu speed is an issue.
anyone have any suggestions?