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Dell Latitude CPx H - USB controller upgrade??

I recently upgraded my Dell Latitude CPx H laptop with a new hard drive, more ram, and a new external dvdrw drive. After successfully upgrading, I discovered that my USB port would not allow my external dvdrw drive to operate at full speed. The system message said that I should attach/upgrade to a high-speed usb controller. After trying a high-speed USB hub that barely functions well, then a PCMCIA slot 4-port USB converter which failed miserably at any functionality, I am completely out of ideas as to how to improve the situation.

I didn't have this problem before upgrading, so I don't know if I screwed something up or if it's just that I simply didn't notice it before, but if anyone has any ideas/advice/suggestions, I'd be more than grateful to hear them.

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May be your system is not supporting usb 2.0.That's way your dvd writer is not functioing at higer speed.To get the advantage of latest technology like this,ultimately u need the latest motherboard .Instead of upgrading your hard drive,Ram and other compnents u should have gone for a new laptop .Cost wise also u could have got full satisfection.

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