I help in a PC class which takes place in a community centre PC training room. The PCs are fairly old and I suspect that they may only have USB 1 interfaces, although they run Windows XP (don't know if Home or Prof.).
We are thinking of buying an external CD writer so that students can transfer files too big for a floppy (photos etc) between the class and home. I've got two questions:
1. Most external writers now have a USB 2 interface. Will there be a problem if the PCs only have USB 1 ? E.g. will data get lost because the interface can't keep up with the CD writing speed?
2. Will we need to install drivers or other software, or will Windows handle the drive just as it does with an external hard drive, and we can use the basic CD writing facility built in to Win XP? I don't anticipate we will need to use CD R/W discs.