I have a spare internal optical drive from a dv9000 HP laptop (HP-spare 462356-001) and I'd like to use it as an external drive in a different laptop.
According to different sites it uses an IDE (some write EIDE) interface but it doesn't quite look like connectors in google images.
I'd like to know if any external 3.5" ide to usb2.0 enclosure would work well with this and if anyone around here is familiar with this issue and can perhaps make a better suggestion.
Also if doing it this way would invoke any power issues or the usb cable always delivers sufficient power when watching a movie?
Thanks a lot
This is the connector: