LG 4163b / USB Enclosure Help

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I acquired an LG gsa-4163b in a Norcent USB enclosure. I hooked it up to the USB port on my MDD G4 keyboard (other available USB port used by HP printer). At first it wasn't recognized, I assumed this would be the case, then installed PatchBurn and it is now recognized by iTunes and Finder. I started burning a music CD, have iTunes set to burn at Maximum, and it took about 15 minutes to burn the CD almost double the time on the internal Toshiba CDR/DVD ROM. The 4163b is supposed to be faster, 40X vs 32X, than the internal Toshiba unit.

Is this slowness due to the fact that I am going through USB port rather than the directly connected internal unit?

Is it possible to remove the 4163b from the USB enclosure and replace the internal Toshiba unit?

Thanks in advance,



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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    The keyboard will drop a USB2 device to USB 1 speeds. (about 40x slower)

    I would get a cheap USB2 hub for your printer and burner or plug/unplug them.
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