external cd recorder via usb???
Is there such a thing as a external cd recorder with a usb interface instead or the traditional parallel or scsi? If not, is
there going to be one?
Not yet nd I don't think it or any PPort device can handle an appropriate burn as these connects still seem to be a little slow for it to happen. Microsoft, however is working on one USB2 hookup which will be fast...
Posted at 10:53 AM PT, Feb 24, 1999
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- At its developer conference here Tuesday, Intel said it is
working with industry
partners to develop a new Universal Serial Bus (USB) specification that eventually
should allow users to connect
new, higher speed peripherals to their PCs.
USB is a standard connection technology that allows users to plug peripherals
such as keyboards, digital
cameras, and printers into their desktop and notebook PCs. One of the
advantages of USBs is that users don't
have to reboot their systems each time they attach a new device.
USB 2.0 will operate at between 120Mbps and 240Mbps -- or 10 to 20 times the
speed of the current USB --
allowing users to connect devices such as high-resolution video conferencing
cameras and fast storage drives,
according to Pat Gelsinger, vice president and general manager of Intel's Desktop
The working group developing the specification hopes to complete a preliminary
version of the technology by
September this year, with USB 2.0 systems and peripherals available by the end
of 2000, Gelsinger said.
"We will rev to USB 2.0 as fast as possible," Gelsinger said.
In a statement Intel said it expects USB 2.0 to exist alongside another I/O
technology, IEEE1394, which has
been embraced by the consumer electronics industry as the preferred technology
for linking equipment like
camcorders, digital TVs, and digital VCRs.
Besides Intel, development of USB 2.0 is being led by Compaq, Microsoft, NEC,
Technologies, and Philips Electronics.
USB 2.0 is one of a handful of so-called "platform initiatives" that Intel is pushing
here this week. With the
company's processors expected to reach at least 600MHz by the end of this year,
Intel must ensure other parts of
the PC system do not create a technology bottleneck that could dampen demand
for the faster chips.
FTL for more info and hardware availiable for the current USB.
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