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

    Jun 15, 2006
    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?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Dec 2, 2008
    as long as the drive interface matches the internal interface of the enclosure, yes, it will work just fine.

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