YEAH! well look closely.... that was even worse, it was the external version and it used the parallel port for it's connection. at the time i also had a parallel port scanner. i had to switch back and forth and change the parllal port type in the bios, then delete it in device manager, then have it redetect all to switch back and forth between the 2 devices and if i forgot one step i would lose a $2 disc.
my favorite memory of this drive is that just as i started burning (remember 38-40 minutes for a full cd) and the power went out. the drive and laptop werre plugged into a UPS which had about a 10 minutes reserve with a computer plugged in so i quickly unplugged the laptop and let it run on battery BUT the buffer began marching downward as the laptop lowered performance on battery (remember with those old drives you used to see your disc going to the dark side? the percentages would so slowly march down to a buffer underrun 91,93, 88, 86 82, 85, 87, 73, and so forth until if was 1 second from finishing and boom it hits 0 and you scream NOOOOOOOO) so i had to use the function keys and force it to max performance and the laptop battery was at about 1/2 full so it was a race to see which would run out of power first. the pitifully beeping UPS or the laptop which started beeping at 20% charge and started beeping insessantly at 10% both ended up dying about 3 mintes after the disc was done and i think i prayed to every deity ever conceived in human experience to let me sucessfully finish the burn.