It works! My Blu-ray drive can now be used as an external?
@Jo did you need something special for the cables? do ribbons come in external cable form?
@batterpunts I'm using a power brick (like the ones laptops use) with a molex connector on it, which in turn has a Molex to SATA power cable connected to it.
On the data connection, it's just SATA-to-USB converter.
This was all just £8 for the lot on eBay.
@Jo mmm didn't think of the power issue yeah
@batterpunts Yeah, I found out the hard way that even USB 3 doesn't poot out enough amps for these things on the 5V rail.
@Jo oh god that's why my external mini player has the demonic double-split USB cable
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