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Old 06-29-2008, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to hook up a laptop (HP) cd/dvd burner to a desktop.

I have an extra drive from my laptop and my desktop drive isn't working well.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You sure can. There are also USB and Firewire enclosures.

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Old 06-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was wondering if thers a cable that you could plug into the drive and the usb.
basically use it as an external cd/dvd drive
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Bytecc makes such USB cables for 3.5" and 5.25" drives. It includes the 5/12 volt power supply. The problem with slimline drives is that they are powered through the interface connector. A USB port just doesn't have enough power to run a DVD burner. So an external or internal enclosure is the most reliable way to operate a slimline drive
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