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Bus-powered enclosure

I'd like to reuse a 5.25" optical drive in an external USB 2 enclosure. Are there any that are USB- or bus-powered? The ones on Newegg are all AC-powered, it seems. Do bus-powered enclosures exist?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Replacing a broken Macbook optical drive.

So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Saving my PC's Optical Drive

Is there a way to selectively disable the CD/DVD drive in my computer? [more inside]
posted by brandman on Feb 22, 2009 - 8 answers

BIOS doesn't recognise drive but Windows does!

Trying to install a new optical drive in an old laptop. Windows recognises it, but the BIOS does not! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Feb 9, 2008 - 8 answers

How to make an updatable CD-Rom

Making an "updatable" CD-Rom (lots of linked, searchable pdfs/ docs) that needs to check the web for updated documents and download them to user's hard-drive, subsequently seamlessly showing data from HD/ CD as necessary. Any resources on coding said beast? Google-fu fails me. [more inside]
posted by Pericles on Dec 14, 2004 - 7 answers

I have a mystery CD burner; how do I tell what model it is? Also recommendations for free CD burner programs?

I've just bought a CD-Burner from ebay. No maker's mark on it, so how can I tell what model it is? (lots of serial numbers all over it). Also, I need a good CD burning program. Can anyone recommend any free applications? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 31, 2004 - 11 answers

DVD-RW

What are the practical uses of a DVD-RW drive? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Seth on Jan 16, 2004 - 19 answers

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