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Is there anyway to connect a normal dvd burner to a laptop without putting it into an enclosure? I have a dvd burner and simply want to use it with my laptop. I have seen USB to IDE/SATA adapter/cables on eBay, but am unsure if those will actually work. Anyone have suggestions? Links? $10-$15 preferably
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http://www.iunitek.com/iunitek/index...s&part=2193136

no reason i can see why it wouldn't work... it would just be slow.

edit: didnt know if you need ide or sata, so i got both.
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Can't remember the brand, but I used one of those adapters to do some file transfers. Had IDE 200GB in my desktop that wouldn't boot anymore, so just moving over about 30GB to my laptop. I had made sure the drive positioned so it wouldn't get hot on my desk, but after about 3 hours connected, my drive started smoking at a point near the power plug. Managed to get my data, but corrupted the HDD in the process. Since then i've been turned off by these adapters. Could be different with DVD drivers.

I'm surprised to see no IDE/SATA to eSATA adapters! Has anyone? USB 2.0 is seeming to become old tech.
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