I have a Packard Bell Platinum 4200 desktop and would like to add an external DVD writer to it. I'm mainly interested in using it for data backup purposes, nothing too demanding. I have a spare USB 1 port, Pentium 3 550 Mhz processor and 128 MB RAM. I'm running Windows '98 SE.
The writer I would like to add can be found at:
A couple of points come to mind:
1) Will the above product work with USB 1 (at a slower speed) or not at all? If it is slower, how much slower would it likely be, compared to USB 2? Would a separate power supply be required?
2) If I use Nero 7, it says a Pentium 3 800 Mhz or better is required:
Would it work reliably with my Pentium 3 550 Mhz processor?
Thanks in Advance,