How to make an Internal DVD burner an External

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Star Destroyer, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Heres a question, I already have an External enclosure that turned an old HDD into an external HDD (IDE to USB and a Power cable). Now, if i had an Internal DVD burner, can i plug it into my HDD enclosure and use it to burn DVDs?

    I know it wont fit INSIDE the enclosure but luckily the enclosure has a back panel with all the hookups that come off completely so i could just plug it in and sit it on a desk while its in use.

    Would this work? or is there some difference in connections?

    thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If the burner is IDE, and 3.5", than yes, it will work.

    I did it so myself.

    Don't forget to set the jumpers on the DVD drive to Master, if they are set to Slave.
     
  3. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    as long as the drive interface matches the internal interface of the enclosure, yes, it will work just fine.
     

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