Adaptor to use notebook CD-ROM on standard IDE

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IceFire
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Adaptor to use notebook CD-ROM on standard IDE

Post by IceFire » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:14 pm

Does anyone know if there is an adaptor out there that would let me use a notebook CD drive on a standard desktop? I want to build get a SFF. Since I have a dead notebook computer, I want to reuse some of the parts. Also, since it smaller, I have more space inside and that should make it easier to cool.

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Post by Bluefront » Thu Mar 27, 2003 4:53 pm

That's a hard part to find, mostly since there are several different types...some of which are specific to the brand. Also they want quite a bit if you do find one.

Me...I'd forget the idea. There are cheap USB drives around.

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Re: Adaptor to use notebook CD-ROM on standard IDE

Post by ez2remember » Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:59 pm

IceFire wrote:Does anyone know if there is an adaptor out there that would let me use a notebook CD drive on a standard desktop? I want to build get a SFF. Since I have a dead notebook computer, I want to reuse some of the parts. Also, since it smaller, I have more space inside and that should make it easier to cool.
I have seem them everywhere, just use google and do a search. Most laptop CD/DVD has the same IDE plug. There are a few slightly different but a lot are the same.

Here is one site I quickly found.

http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=9#p25 :D

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