externally attach internal drive?

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maxwell

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Is there anyway to externally attach an internal drive? I have a Sony Vaio Notebook pcg-705c and would like to attach an external cdrw drive. Does any company out there make some sort of case for the drive so it is protected? Or is this a bad idea from the start?
 
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It can be done. I have seen external cases for internal drives before. The problem is you'll be going with either a usb or a parallel interface and will lose speed and performance in the process unless you get one for USB 2.0, SCSI,or firewire if you can support that.

I did find this kit for USB 2.0
http://www.shopharmony.com/default.asp?itemid=USBX804
I know there are other kits out there that are cheaper as well as parallel port kits.
Here are some others including parallel, SCSI, and firewire.
http://www.coolerstar.com/usb1.html
http://www.coolerstar.com/cdhddexen.html
You may be able to find cheaper prices elsewhere.
 
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