Laptop and Internal CD-ReWriter



iankeith34
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
I am running XP on a Toshiba Satellite 814. I have been given a CD-ReWriter
(HP MD 9340) that a friend had installed 'internally' on their desktop
running Windows 98.

Is there a way for me to connect this to my laptop as an external CD-RW
using a USB connection? I don't have any cables with the CD-RW, but am
prepared to make any 'easy' technical adjustments necessary. Any advice
would be appreciated.

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
You can buy a USB enclosure to put the CD-RW unit in.
Expect to pay in the neighborhood of ~$35-45. You'll also
need a USB A-B style cable. Performance won't be great,
but adequate.

"iankeith34" <iankeith34@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C2AF2D08-C789-45E8-9C07-195BFA77A22B@microsoft.com...
>I am running XP on a Toshiba Satellite 814. I have been given a
>CD-ReWriter
> (HP MD 9340) that a friend had installed 'internally' on their desktop
> running Windows 98.
>
> Is there a way for me to connect this to my laptop as an external CD-RW
> using a USB connection? I don't have any cables with the CD-RW, but am
> prepared to make any 'easy' technical adjustments necessary. Any advice
> would be appreciated.

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Ian, if you are going to go to the trouble of buying an enclosure and cable,
you might consider getting a whole new, modern DVD/CD drive for around $60:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106554&ATT=CD+DVD+RO
M+RW+Drives&CMP=KNC-goog13
Doubtless there are others out there at a similar price.


iankeith34 wrote:
> I am running XP on a Toshiba Satellite 814. I have been given a
> CD-ReWriter (HP MD 9340) that a friend had installed 'internally' on
> their desktop running Windows 98.
>
> Is there a way for me to connect this to my laptop as an external
> CD-RW using a USB connection? I don't have any cables with the
> CD-RW, but am prepared to make any 'easy' technical adjustments
> necessary. Any advice would be appreciated.


Laptop and Internal CD-ReWriter