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Laptop Optical Drive not working, need help with a solution


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Ron_Paul

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My laptop's optical drive has ceased to work recently. Fortunately, I have an internal desktop SATA drive lying around. What is the best/cheapest way to connect it to my laptop? I'm thinking of buying a USB to SATA adapter (which also comes with a power supply) and use that to connect the drive. I found one here: http://goo.gl/ObLBfU
and it seems like it's only compatible with 2.5"/3.5" HDD, but I don't see why it shouldn't work with a 5.25" Optical Drive (since the connections are the same). Will it work? if not, what is the best solution?
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Wolfeymole

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It should work Ron as the cable coming from the adapter appears to be SATA.

The product is poorly described though initially.

One thing to remember though is to make sure that your bios has the capability to boot from an external optical drive should you need to do so.
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