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externally attach internal drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by maxwell, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. maxwell

    maxwell Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2001
    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?
  2. frenat


    Jul 6, 1999
    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
    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.
    You may be able to find cheaper prices elsewhere.
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