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Old 12-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Convert internal cd/dvd drive to external

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I need to free up a SATA port on my mobo to put another hard drive in. So I thought I could disconnect the cd/dvd rom/writer. Is there an optimal way to then take the cd/dvd drive out and use it with an enclosure as an external drive and connect through USB 2 or 3 instead?
If so, what is the best way to go about it? Any recommended enclosures?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The best way is to buy an actual external drive, which would actually be less than buying an enclosure. If you still want an enclosure then you can get this one. I have it and have had no problems so far.

Newegg.com - Vantec NexStar DX 5.25" SATA to USB 2.0 & eSATA External Optical Drive Enclosure - Model NST-530SU
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Haha this site should be called PP Mcguire :-) As usual thanks bro
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Wanted to give a comparison.
Newegg.com - ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ah. Unreal, well I'll probably go with that Asus one then :-)
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually mauy be this one: Amazon.com: Samsung SE-208AB/TSBS External DVD-Writer - Black: Computers & Accessories

Only because of the equal 150ms time. I use CD more than DVD
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