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Laptop disc drive converted to external usb disc drive for a netbook

I bought a netbook last night on an impulse. So i didn't realize it didn't have a disc drive. I do have an old laptop drive, images below i hope, that i'd like to use. So i was hoping maybe someone knew of a converter or some way to make it work as an external drive as mentioned before. Any help is welcome. Even if it's someone saying i can't.

Most good retail electronic stores carry cases and or adaptors. Even Fry's carries them.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-ODD-SATA-PB&cat=DVD or get it from newegg. It is a shell that you mount your drive in and plug into the netbook with a usb cable. Good luck.