Adapter to use DVD drive?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by JID, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. JID

    JID New Member

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    I recently salvaged parts off of a Dell Inspiron 3647 desktop, and one part was a DVD Writer Model SH-216DB. I want to get a usb adapter so I can hook it up and use it for a computer as an external dvd drive. Will something like this work:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00U...ve+adapter&dpPl=1&dpID=414Nb4cO35L&ref=plSrch

    Also, will it need the extra power cable along with the usb cable to work, or can it work alone with the usb cable?
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  3. JID

    JID New Member

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  4. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Thats cause the picture only shows the IDE end.. the sata end is on the flip side!
     
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    It has IDE and sata connections. I have both adapters
     
  6. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't bother adapting an old ass IDE drive when you can get a modern external for about the same price as the adapter
     

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