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I have an old laptop laying around that just happens to be my only Blu-ray player. I rarely play BR movies, but it's nice to have the option to do so. I'd like to be able to do something new with the laptop, but I want to take the BR player out of it first. The problem is that it doesn't fit into my new laptop (hooray for non-standard enclosures).

I've tried Googling a bit, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for... Do any of you know of a cheap adapter that can convert a laptop's Blu-ray drive into an external (USB) drive?
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I have an old laptop laying around that just happens to be my only Blu-ray player. I rarely play BR movies, but it's nice to have the option to do so. I'd like to be able to do something new with the laptop, but I want to take the BR player out of it first. The problem is that it doesn't fit into my new laptop (hooray for non-standard enclosures).
I've tried Googling a bit, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for... Do any of you know of a cheap adapter that can convert a laptop's Blu-ray drive into an external (USB) drive?


You need an external slim enclosure for converting a laptop 12.7mm Blu-ray drive into an USB external drive.

 

Such an enclosure costs around US$13.  An example is below:-

http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=8993

 

The pics in this link shows how to fit the BD into such an enclosure:-

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/106046/200568355-470778235/EXTERNAL-CASE-Hard-Drive-blu-ray-DVD-DRIVE-12-7mm-SATA-Black-item-ID-10197.html

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