connecting ext. HD and DVD with SATA to USB cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mac-user-1, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2012
    Hi, I have an internal harddrive and DVD player/burner from a PC desktop computer. I'd like to use the harddrive for backup storage and the DVD player to play movies occasionally.

    I have limited computer tinkering experience, but I read that a SATA to USB cable will allow my MBA to communicate with the harddrive and DVD player. I'm wondering if it will be as simple as downloading a driver and then connecting the hardware to use it? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You probably wont even have to download a driver.

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