External enclosure for internal DVD drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joecool99, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    i took it out to put 2nd HDD in. latest 2011 MBP.
    can i use the DVD drive in an enclosure ? where to get one ?
  2. smeg36 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I bought the external usb enclosure from Maxupgrades. It's kind of confusing to order, you have to select it from the drop down list of products. You can find a photo of it about half way down the page. I know, it cost about the same as an external DVD drive would have, but I wanted it because it looks like it was meant to go with the MacBook Pro, and it will protect my superdrive. It works perfectly over a single usb port. I've both read from, and written to CDs and DVDs from it. Not a single problem. It shipped quickly, and arrived in a couple days.
  3. Minicube macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
  5. Minicube macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    the first two reviews mention using it with drives taken from MBPs, so it must work. I like OWC's stuff, but some of it is overpriced.

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