Looking to move my DW1640 to external enclosure USB 2.0...What to expect-burn speed?

Any thoughts. I know that firewire is faster overall…but USB 2.0 is much more affordable. My laptop will benefit…2.4 GHZ Pentium 4 M with 512 MB SDRAM and a 7200 RPM HDD with top end throughput of 49 and low end of 35



@bobmitch: some members claimed that they can reach 16x via USB2.0 with the external BEGB firmware but I never get it with many of my system (desktops and laptops).

I would also suggest you to read these threads:
IMPORTANT! BenQ DW1640 external case thread
External enclosure for DW1655.
Although the later is for DW1655 but there are some valuable info from our great members.


Read the other thread…seems to do OK via USB…even if at 12X…which will also add to the quality of the burn…Hmmm…have been looking at the Acomdata with Cypress Chipset…