Question- Can I make it internal?

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#1

I have the 716uf external drive, but if I wanted to, could I remove the case and make it so I can internally connect it via IDE to a desktop, or is this not possible? Would it be the same as a 716a ?


#2

Yes you can but it will VOID the warranty. And yes the drive inside the case is 716A.


#3

Is this enclosure easy to open? I am taking a quick glance at it, but I don’t exactly see a way.

All I would need to get is an IDE wire to connect it, right?


#4

You’re not worry at all regarding the warranty?

I can’t say how easy it is, rondocap, I don’t have the UF version. You can use an existing IDE cable from your desktop. If I were you, I would buy a cheaper internal drive as a complement to your external one.


#5

i’m also finding a way to open my 708uf enclosure… but i still dont know how…
anyone here already opened one of these plex enclosures? i can only find one screw… hmm…


#6

Seriously, why go through all the trouble of opening a 716UF to get at the 716A on the inside when it would have been cheaper just to get a 716A in the first place?


#7

There are probably (4) screws under the rubber feet on the base.

But why would you want to do this? Can’t you just return it or exchange it?


#8

i’m planning to use my 708uf enclosure to put newer faster writer inside… :slight_smile:
few more days and the warranty will expire…


#9

Well, your 708UF is probably out of warranty so it’s okay :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

yeah thats why i’m planning on opening it up very soon… :slight_smile:
anyway… i see a snap on at front side… maybe thats the key…
cant see any screws inside the rubber base its transparent…


#11

http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/px708uf/px708uf.htm

Well, it’s certainly possible to open the case without breaking it.


#12

gee, thanks for the link… it seems like i now know how to open the enclosure… :slight_smile:
i’ll post some pics and guide if i can open the enclosure this week… :slight_smile:


#13

Well, the reason I didn’t get an internal one right away is because I have a laptop now. I plan to build or buy a new desktop in about 6 months, so that is why I am doing this.


#14

Oh, and you think that your new desktop will miss some USB 2.0 connectors? I don’t think so, even barebones have at least two of them. :wink:


#15

No, it will have plenty of USB 2.0 ports, but I just rather have the burner be inside the machine for practical reasons. :smiley:


#16

I have two Plextor USB enclosures here: one from a PX-W4824TU and one from a PX-W4012TU. These two are very easy to open up: there are two screws on the back and one inside (with four extra ones holding the drive in place). I have removed both drives from their enclosures and replaced them with Plextor DVD recorders. No problems whatsoever here :wink: The only thing that’s too bad is that these older enclosures have no Firewire ports so now I am forced to use USB2.0 which can only have up to 9x or so when ripping and burning movies :frowning: