with the hardware. The best way to find out: start swapping things. Try the enclosure with a different drive. Try the drive internally or with a different enclosure.
I have Lite-on internal DVD writer with SATA external enclosure which has both USB and Firewire connection. I connected this device using USB 2.0 connection to my laptop. There's no problem reading both CD/DVD. However when I run Nero to burn CD/DVD, the software stop working along with my computer before launching the first screen. I tried to stop the program from windows task manager but it won't stop until I unplug the USB connection.
I've tried different version of Nero but it didn't work. I tried DeepBurner and it doesn't detect the DVD Writer Drive. ImgBurn does detect the drive but it stopped burning in 0%. I also tried connecting the DVD writer to some other laptop but it got the same problem.
I don't think there is problem with the DVD writer. Does it have something to do with the enclosure?
Additional Information :
I have 3 USB ports. I use one for mouse and another one for cooler. I unplugged those two and tried to connect the device to each USB port but it didn't work.
My external enclosure have :
1 cable connecting the adaptor and the power source
1 cable with 4 small cables (1red, 2black, 1 yellow) )connecting the adaptor and the DVD writer)
1 SATA cable
1 IDE&SATA port (connecting SATA cable and USB cable) with blue light indicator
1 USB cable connect to my laptop