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Windows 7: Which kind of enclosure do I need for a desktop Optical Drive?

23 Sep 2011   #1
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 
Which kind of enclosure do I need for a desktop Optical Drive?

Hi guys. Lately, my laptop has been having problems with burning DLs, (I've updated it's firmware, though it's back from 2008... Having a Dell XPS M1530 with me) so I've decided to grab a DL burning Optical Drive from a long dead desktop I have in my house. I just wanted to know which is the size for the Optical Drive so I can buy the external enclosure via Amazon
( Amazon.com: Vantec NexStar DX NST-530U2 5.25-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 Optical Drive External Enclosure (Black): Electronics ).

Is it 5.25 the conventional size for normal Drives?

Thanks .

P,S:
Drive Model : MadDog MegaSTOR MD-18XTFI (Dead Desktop)


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23 Sep 2011   #2
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

yup I believe it is
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23 Sep 2011   #3
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Thanks .
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07 Oct 2011   #4
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Just to let you know, I've just received my enclosure, and darn right! It's working as a charm! Thanks a lot simmo for the help
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07 Oct 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I've yet to see a 3.5" or 2.5" DVD drive.

(Kidding!!!)
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