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internal CD drive to External CD drive? Answered


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'...

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Vyger (author)2011-04-04

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.

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kooool (author)Vyger2011-04-05

That... is very confusing.. sometime, i will google all of those words. lol. thx

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caarntedd (author)2011-04-04

Post this question in the forums under "burning questions".

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