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Can i use a old DVD RW Drive i got from a old dekstop pc on a laptop without a dvd drive? Answered

Ok, so i recently gutted out our old family desktop pc, my dad has a laptop WITHOUT a dvd drive, so that means he cant watch movies or stuff on his laptop, i have everything from the pc, how can i use this DVD RW drive on it? I believe it runs windows 10. Images show the DVD RW Drive! (Sorry if blurry i take terrible pics, its kinda heavy anyways)

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Vyger

2 years ago

What you are looking for is something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9S...

One of the USB to SATA without an extra power plug will not work. A DVD drive needs the power and a kit like the above provides that. This one can do either IDE or SATA. Being only USB 2 it is a little slow but it can handle things like DVD videos. IF you don't like the idea of the wires being all over then you will need an enclosure to contain it all. But those can cost more than just getting an external one already set up.

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FreePvpVyger

Answer 2 years ago

Thanks! But the link doesnt work. Can i have a different link?

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

Get a converter from whatever it uses (IDE or SATA) to USB.
you can also get external enclosures that do the same.