can i make internal dvd rw writer into external?

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Found 6th Dec 2009
ive got a internal dvd writer drive in my old broken pc that i'd like to make into a external dvd writer is this possible and what do i need to do this thanks rep for answers


You can get cables for this cheap or an enclosure. Will find a link...

Ive got a USB Cable which has the IDE connection. I use internal dvd drives as externals for my EEEBox.

one option is depending on what cable it is (IDE or SATA) you can buy a cable that is say IDE to usb that includes power supply..
you can get these from action sites and deal extreme..good luck…571

This does sata and ide, including power cable.

I have this and works great on mine

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niggit;7133051 does sata and ide, … does sata and ide, including power cable.I have this and works great on mine

Thanks for that i'll go and order it rep left for you :-D
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