Originally Posted by fawlty
You'll still need a power supply to the drive and a fan would also be desirable so I'd go for the external box rather than just an adaptor.
I have a toshiba satillite laptop and have recently bought an ide
dvd-rw. also i bought a ide-usb cable which includes a power cable. i
have installed nero 6 ultra edition. The dvd will read but not write.
apart from plugging it in i have not changed the settings on the
computer in any way. >>the problem is it is messing up the moue on the
laptop and it will not burn a dvd!
Any help welcome!!