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Windows 7: Can i use IDE DVD-ROM with USB IDE HDD Enclosure?


11 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Can i use IDE DVD-ROM with USB IDE HDD Enclosure?

Hello all can i use IDE DVD-ROM with USB Enclosure for IDE HDD? I want to backup and rip some dvd's which has some scratches but not that bad or unreadable but i dont like to put them in my DVD-RW.. i hava a spare SONY DVD-ROM Drive and SONY CD-RW.


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11 Jan 2012   #2

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Yes, but make sure you set the jumper to MASTER.
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11 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this USB to IDE cable with power supply.

USB to IDE & SATA Cable Kit USBNow.co.uk
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11 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks guys my enclosure came with it's power adapter too
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11 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Do post back if you encounter any problems.
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11 Jan 2012   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Have a look at this USB to IDE cable with power supply.

USB to IDE & SATA Cable Kit USBNow.co.uk

seavixen32:

Thanks for the web link. I was thinking the other day about using a couple of old IDE hdd's as external drives. I probably could purchase one of those apparaat's locally.

I hesitate to buy it because all of the USB ports on my pc are being used. The only available port is on an external USB hub that I have. Do you think using a port on the hub would slow down the playback of music or a dvd film from a IDE hdd?
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11 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I honestly don't know whether using a USB port would slow things down, but no doubt someone more knowledgeable than me will tell us.

If you have a spare slot in your motherboard you can get USB PCI cards very cheaply.

pci usb card - Google Search
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11 Jan 2012   #8

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice but I'd rather not go that route.
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