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New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chompie, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. chompie

    chompie Thread Starter

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    Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

    I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

    I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.


    So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

    Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

    Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

    Cheers for any help.
     
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