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Internal DVD writer - Can you buy a lead to use as External?

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Hi all, I have 2 dvd drives that I recently replaced. I was wondering, if there is a way to use them as external drives? Is there a connecting lead, and maybe a power lead that you can buy to use int… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Hi all,
I have 2 dvd drives that I recently replaced. I was wondering, if there is a way to use them as external drives? Is there a connecting lead, and maybe a power lead that you can buy to use internal drives as external drives? TY
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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you can get a USB - IDE/SATA Converter they are really designed so that you can use an internal drive as a USB drive.

Can work with DVD Writer but are very slooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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You'll need a 5 1/4" enclosure. Something like this:-

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124678

You might find something cheaper locally but it'll give you an idea of what you're looking for.
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Thanks guys! Some great ideas in there... :thumbsup:

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