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Listing of tested and reported USB devices


As of writing, neither RSJ CD-Writer nor CDRecord cd-writing utilities offer support for USB CD-(Re)Writers. Perhaps, hopefully, this will be provided in the future. However, it is possible to write and read to and from these devices by locking the drive, and copying files towards them.
You can format the media using the UDF device driver with the command: "format x: /FS:UDF", where x: stands for the drive letter that has been assigned to your USB CD-RW. The drivers are only available via IBM Device Driver Pack OnLine, using an active valid SoftWare Choice or PassPort Advantage subscription. When you've got access to the ecomstation.com's download site, you can also download the drivers from there.

Product HP USB CDWriter 8200
P/N-
DesignerHewlett Packard
URLhttp://www.hpcdwriter.com/products/8200e/index.asp
PriceUSD 200
CommentsThis USB CD-Writer is working without any major problems under OS/2 and eCS according to the Ecomstation Drivers Site.
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DeviceID-
Product LITE-ON External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive LXR - 40243A
P/NLXR - 40243A
DesignerLITE-ON
URLhttp://www.liteonit.com/ODD/english/e_product/e_lx...
Price??
CommentsRobert Henschel told us this devices works under OS/2.

He only tested the CD reading capability. Works without problem with eCS 1.1. As stated, it is not detected by cdrecord. He did not test UDF with this drive.
VendorID0x0ECD
DeviceID0x1402
Product Pacific Digital External USB 2.0 X-Treme-24
P/N-
DesignerPacific Digital
URLhttp://www.pacificdigitalcorp.com/products/241040u...
PriceUSD 100
CommentsMike Maksimik told me this CDRW works finde under OS/2. The drive supports USB 2.0 at high speed (24x 10x 40x ) If connected to a USB 1.1 hub, it will operate slower ( 4x 4x 8x ).
Under OS/2 He just plugged it into his hub, refreshed removable media and accessed the reserved USB CDR/W drive letter icon, and He was able to access the drive.
He tested formatting a Rewritiable Disc using 'FORMAT J: /fs:UDF' and the format succeeded. He was able to write data to the drive but he hasnt tested and CDwriting tool for OS/2 yet.
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DeviceID-
Product Sony USB Spressa CD-RW
P/N-
DesignerSony
URLhttp://www.sonystyle.com/sonystyle/4621/4685/4692/...
PriceUSD 250
CommentsThis USB CD-Writer is working without any major problems under OS/2 and eCS according to the Ecomstation Drivers Site.
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