Join Date: Jan 2010
Convert PC internal CD/DVD drive to external
I mistakenly purchased an internal DVD recorder (Memorex brand) that I cannot return as I purchased it quite a while ago as a backup and just opened it the other day, discovering the error.
I'd like to convert it inexpensively to an external USB drive. I'm finding lots of cases for slim drives, but not for the regular CD/DVD size recorders.
Can someone point me to some products/web-sellers for this?
Also will any case (other than the slim type) work or do I need something Memorex specific?
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Re: Convert PC internal CD/DVD drive to external
You don't state which country you are in. If you are in the US, you can find enclosures at Newegg.com, or zipzoomfly.com among other online shops.
Is your burner an older style IDE interface, or a SATA drive?
Here are a couple for IDE drives:
Here is an example of an external 5.25 enclosure for SATA interface drives:
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