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

    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


    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

    You'll need a 5 1/4" enclosure. Something like this:-…678

    You might find something cheaper locally but it'll give you an idea of what you're looking for.

    The basic option....


    Original Poster

    Thanks guys! Some great ideas in there... :thumbsup:
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