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  1. alwrmc

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    I have several HD's and DVD's that have been removed from computers.
    I would like to connect one of the Lightscribe DVD's to a computer that has no workable internal slot to install the drive in.
    Is there a cable that I could use to connect the IDE drive to a spare SATA connector and allow the drive to be used outside of the computer for writing a few discs.
    I have found some plug in converters but would like to find a single plug to plug cable (plug into the back of the DVD drive and route the cable into a spare SATA slot/connection inside the computer.
    I hope this makes sense and someone can point me to a solution.
    Thanks.
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    One option might be to look at installing an eSATA card in the PC, so you don't have wires dangling out of the casing, and then use an adapter to go from IDE to eSATA
     
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    I have no way to put the drive inside the computer and also it will be just a temporary "fix".
    Thanks anyway.
     
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    This wouldn't involve fitting the drive inside the PC, but I can understand why you wouldn't want to invest this money if it's solely for a temporary fix.
     
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