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I just purchased the Alera Technologies DVD-R Quad Cruiser. When I plug it into the USB port on the front of the computer, a window pops up with this message: There are no HI-SPEED USB host controllers installed on this computer. The USB Mass Storage Device will function at a reduced speed. Where can I get the hi-speed controller I need to make it function at 4x speed? Further, I noticed an insert in the blank DVDs I bought... There are "firmware" upgrades to several brands of internal and external drives available at this portal: # Unfortunately, Alera Technologies is not one of them. Is "firmware" just a different name for a driver? Is a "controller" the same as a driver? Do I need this upgrade for XP, or is it an upgrade for the DVD software? This is all very confusing! Any help you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated! I don't know much about this DVD burner thing... Thanks, Big Al I have this problem please help
Your computer has USB 1 ports and the message is telling you for optimum performance the more modern USB 2 ports would be better.. it is down to what you have I'm afraid
Firmware is the managment programs etc that are written to the chips in your device these special chips can be written to to improve the programs eched into them any firmware update if you can get it is better for your device
Neither firmware or controller are the same as a driver.. a driver is the peice of software code that enables communication between your device and your computer
The firmware upgrade if available is for your device not your computer or windows version
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