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help please re usb2 to ide cable

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by welshyyyy, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. welshyyyy

    welshyyyy Member

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    I have a laptop with an usb2 port - i want to add a dvd writer but want to do it cheaper than getting an external writer and still have portability - the plan is to get an internal dvd writer and a usb2 to ide cable to connect the dvd drive to the laptop - my question is will i still need to find an external power source for the dvd writer or will the usb2/ide cable do the job ( ie as if it were inside a pc ) ?
    Hope this makes sense !
    Cheers
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    You're asking about an external case that houses an internal drive aren't you? Those come ready to power your drive as well as provide tha data connection :)
     
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    yes - and i've just been searching on the net and found such a cable and power pack !!
    cheers
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool beans :)
     

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