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#1 zhaul-san

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:45 PM

I have a thinkpad t23 with a 1.2 ghz Pentium III processor, 768 mb of ram.
I bought a Samsung WriteMaster Dvd/cd burner X16 dvd x52 cd-

Every time I burn a dvd or cd takes for ever. the usb only allows a max of 1024 kbs. I already know that the usb I have is not capable of transferring the speed. My question is: Is there any way I could solve this without having to spend money on changing the hardware of my laptop?

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:56 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I answered yesterday but it seems to gotten lost in the ethernet :huh:.

Simply put...you can buy a PCMCIA card which will give you USB 2.0 capability, although I'm not sure if your laptop already has such.

Approximate cost of a card is $15-20.

Example: https://gogocost.secureserverdot.com/xcart/...at=1&page=1

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Edited by hamluis, 20 October 2008 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:50 AM

although I'm not sure if your laptop already has such.

Not until the T40. USB 1.1 in the T20's.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 08:18 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I answered yesterday but it seems to gotten lost in the ethernet :huh:.

Simply put...you can buy a PCMCIA card which will give you USB 2.0 capability, although I'm not sure if your laptop already has such.

Approximate cost of a card is $15-20.

Example: https://gogocost.secureserverdot.com/xcart/...at=1&page=1

Louis



although I'm not sure if your laptop already has such.

Not until the T40. USB 1.1 in the T20's.



So will the PCMCIA card work on the t23? I have been going through the parts manual, and I couldn't find if it has the slot for that, there is a slot were the floppy dsk drive goes, which I do not have. And yes my usb, I have 2 are 1.1.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:53 PM

According to what I read (and have experienced)...it should be no problem.

Your system has a slot which accomodates Type II cards...which is the same as what I call a PCMCIA card.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_card

From the link I posted as an example:

Requirements :
Notebook or Desktop Computer With a CardBus PC Card Type II Slot
266 MHz or faster processor
Available 32-bit CardBus / PCMCIA Type II slot
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.1

From a manual for your laptop, scroll down to page 49...you meet the standard.
http://74.125.45.104/search?q=cache:okmZqT...=3&gl=us#49

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:35 PM

this is great news for me, Many thanks, now I hope I can find a store that sells them, I live in a very small city far from civilization. hehehe.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:57 AM

That's why the Internet...has opened up opportunities across the world...which had never been possible before.

You don't have to purchase from a local vendor, you can if you want to :thumbsup:.

Louis




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