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darylblake

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#196795 13-Jun-2016 08:26
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Hi There,

 

I have a spare laptop DVD-RW drive that I want to try and repurpose by popping it into a USB case. ( I actually have two and HP one and a Toshiba one).

 

I found a video like this. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=687VIfL-Lcg

 

Have not been able to find the product locally. There might be some on Amazon. Also the HP one has a smaller what appears to be power connector. Looks like the same as a SATA plug but the notch is on the other side. Is this a different type of plug to generic sata power connector? 

 

Any idea where I can get one of these cases?


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  #1570820 13-Jun-2016 08:36
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Yeh I think thats pretty much what I want. I trawled through that website among others but couldn't find what i wanted.

 

 I might need to check the internal connectors. Both drives are slightly different. But I feel its a bit of a waste with these drives in laptops anymore. Id rather have a smaller laptop with no CD drive. (which I have) or 2 hard disks in the laptop. 

 

Also I dont like giant 5.25 inch bays and drives in desktops, too big and bulky. I barely use CDs and DVDs so yeh a USB one makes more sense.


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  #1570821 13-Jun-2016 08:43
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The slim external drives cost little more than that case.

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