cd/DVD connection


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Old 06-21-23, 12:11 PM
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cd/DVD connection

I was forced to buy a new computer this past week. Of couse today’s computers do not typically come with CD or DVD players. They also do not come with two HDMI video ports. Both of which my old computer had (and I use ). Even RGB ports are phased out. I have one HDMI and one DVI and one Display port (All on a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 super graphics card)
And of course the cost is high and you get less.

Almost all of my needed programs are on CD’s. Which leaves me with no way of installing them. Using an old computer with a CD drive I have been trying to transfer various files and programs to thumbs drives or other hard drives. I have a variety of adapters to connect older drives and SSD drives to USB connections. It combersum but doable. I was able to connect an old DVD drive (typical 5 ¼ housing) with my adapters to load directly to the new computer.

Howerver I do have another CD/DVD player ( the newer, very thin type) from the most recent computer that no longer works. But none of my adapters fit this unit. Can anybody define which connection is data and which is power? And is there an adapter I can use to power directly off the computer. See pics.


 
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Old 06-21-23, 02:46 PM
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Normal harddrive has the small SATA data connector on the right and the large power connector on the left. That one appears to be opposite.
 
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Old 06-21-23, 04:30 PM
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How about getting a USB enclosure for the drive?
https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Exte...s%2C301&sr=8-5
 
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Spend $19 for a USB optical drive.

https://www.amazon.com/Rioddas-Exter...ef=sr_1_1_sspa
 
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Old 06-22-23, 10:29 PM
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I agree with the Squirrel.
I have several drives that connect directly to the USB ports. They all work well.
 
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Old 06-23-23, 05:39 AM
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Why spend $20 for a new drive when I have a slim drive that works perfectly well. All I need is the adapter. Which I found later on Amazon ($7.98)
ttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KUIIP5I/?coliid=IHZ2BUY5SF9XY&colid=28XSYRTZZXWR6&psc=1&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Really don't need any kind of case for it. Although I might 3D print one just to match the rest of the computer case.
 
 

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