internal CD drive to External CD drive?


Could you take a CD/DVD drive from a pc and wire it with a USB so you could use it with a notebook/ anything without a CD/DVD drive? If so, HOW?!?!? it would make a great instructable. Just sayin'...

Vyger6 years ago
Its very simple. You plug it in with a USB to IDE or a USB to serial ATA converter. The hardest part is providing power to it although many of the adapters come with a power pack. (A brick like a notebook).

This is a reasonable one from Geeks.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2020&cat=HDD

They even have a USB 3 one.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2030A-OTB&cat=HDD

I use these all the time for checking hard drives for viruses.
kooool (author)  Vyger6 years ago
That... is very confusing.. sometime, i will google all of those words. lol. thx
+1.
caarntedd6 years ago
Post this question in the forums under "burning questions".