I already have an old IDE enclosure (Bytecc 340U2F; firewire and usb) which i was using with a pioneer 112 drive. My drive died recently, so i have ordered a new bluray reader (LG CH08LS10). Problem is that the new drive is SATA. Is there a way I can use the new drive with the old enclosure without having to buy a new sata enclosure.
There are few sata to usb converters on newegg(Link). I can somehow drill a hole at the back of the enclosure and put in this cable. But I would lose the firewire, and am not sure whether the enclosure fans would kick in without drive connect to its own chipset. Is there a better way? Can I use a SATA to IDE converter (what will fit)? Can I buy an entire chipset and throw out the old one?
Basically, any suggestions for the best/cheapest option? Or you recommend to just buy a new $40 sata usb enclosure?
P.S. I am connecting it to an imac so unfortunately it has to be external.