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can internal drive be made external?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by fishbulb, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. fishbulb

    fishbulb Regular member

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    well, that's basically the question. i saw a lite-on internal dvd-rom drive at kmart for (i think) just over $30. i don't want to remove either of my other drives but would like to have a dvd-rom drive to reduce some of the wear on my dvd+/-rw drive. so is there any way possible to convert and use an internal as an external?
     
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    Argg Regular member

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    Well there are kits that you can put internal hard drives into to make external. (Which are friggin expensive.) But I never seen a dvd Rom Kit. You dont' have room for 2 DVD drives?
     
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    fishbulb Regular member

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    i have 2 drives. one is a cd-rom and the other is a dvd/cd writer. i only use the cd-rom to rip cd's which i don't do very often. i use the writer constantly to rip and burn dvd's. i don't really want to replace the cd-rom drive since it is practically still like new because i hardly ever use it. but i would like to have a dvd-rom drive to use to rip my dvd's to keep from using my dvd writer so much. hopefully that would make it last longer. i don't want to buy an external because they are so expensive. i'm all about saving money whenever possible. that's why i wanted to buy an internal in the hopes there would be a way to fix it to be used like an external. but even if there is a way, it probably would end up costing as much as an external anyway. :-(
     
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    use the dvd-rom drive to rip both cds & dvds
     
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    i know i can use the dvd writer to rip and burn cd's and dvd's. that's what i do. but i also wanted to get a dvd-rom drive to use only for ripping and possibly playing my dvd's.
     
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