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StarTech.com USB to Slimline SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive Enclosure SLMSOPTB (Black)

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  • Ultra compact durable solid aluminum enclosure provide piece of mind and protection for the enclosure slim optical drive
  • Completely powered by USB, this USB 2.0 enclosure does not require an external power adapter to work, maximizing portability
  • Fully Plug and Play compatible, this enclosure does not require drivers or software and it compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
  • Compact durable solid aluminum casing
  • Standard Slim SATA interface; Compatible with most Slim SATA CD/DVD drives
  • USB powered; includes a USB "Y" cable for extra power
  • No software or drivers required
  • Plug and play supported
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Product Description

Capacity: USB 2.0

Turn any Slim SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive into a portable external USB 2.0 Plug and Play CD/DVD ROM/Writer The SLMSOPTB USB External Slim line CD/DVD drive enclosure features a Slim SATA interface to connect to a Slim line SATA Notebook CD/DVD R/W drive and a USB 2.0 mini B connection to a PC, Notebook, or Netbook. Designed for durability and portability, this compact external optical drive enclosure features a solid aluminum casing and is backed by a 1 year StarTech.com warranty.

Product Details

Capacity: USB 2.0
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003GSCS2G
  • Item model number: SLMSOPTB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 12, 2010

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrei on May 9, 2014
Size: USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
I got this product so that I could make my optical drive an external after modifying it to install a second SSD in my Macbook Pro.

The first issue with this are the instructions. First, you have to removed 2 screws in the back to remove the backplate in order to extract the drive mount. What the instructions don't say, is that there is an additional plastic clip, in the middle of the back panel that has to be gently pressed when you remove the panel, or else the clip will break. So keep that in mind when installing your optical drive.

Second, there is no door on this case, so for the Apple optical drives, this leaves the drive completely exposed and open all time. For a PC drive, this may work, as those have doors.

3rd, there is no place to secure the optical drive to the caddy! The drive sits crooked in the caddy and does not match up with the screw hole locations, so you can easily just pull the drive out, since its not secure. I could not test this on a PC drive, since I dont own one anymore, but for an Apple optical drive, this casing is very impractical.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ron on February 23, 2013
Size: USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
Typically I only write reviews when it comes to a product that doesn't meet my expectations. This little guy.....wow! It's solid and very well built. Be forewarned it did not come with directions for assembly but from time in putting other things together I figured it out pretty quick. On the back of the device where you plug in the usb cable are 2 screws just remove those and the tray comes out pretty easily. From there you take the 4 small screws included with the enclosure and use them to mount your drive into the tray. Once done just slide the tray back into the enclosure and put the two screws back. I do need to mention that this enclosure also does not come with a front bezel so be sure to either order one or have one handy. I removed my blu-ray combo drive from an HP Pavilion DV6 and installed a 2nd hard drive in my laptop. The tray I ordered came with a front bezel that you could remove. I did this and put the original bezel from my optical drive onto the hard drive tray so it looks just like my blu-ray drive is still there. Being smart I saved the bezel included with the hard drive tray in case this happened. I then used that bezel on the drive I placed in this tray. Very happy with this purchase, this is a nice solid enclosure. Was looking at others that were way cheaper than this one, very glad I opted not to go cheap on myself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bocaboy on April 15, 2014
Size: USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
I recently purchased a SanDisk 480GB SSD for my 2009 iMac while the drive was on sale at Amazon. I installed it using an optical drive bay adapter which leaves me with both the original hard drive and my new SSD. That left me with the original (and still perfectly functional) optical drive but no way to use it.

I searched Amazon and found this very reasonably priced external drive enclosure for a 12.7mm optical drive, exactly what I had taken out of my iMac. Drives of a similar ilk were almost twice as much on other websites. It arrived today and it is exactly what I had hoped it would be. The drive installed easily with only a small Phillips screwdriver required to take off the the back panel. The optical drive simply slides into the enclosure's plastic insert and the rear panel is then reinstalled. The drive connects to a USB port on my computer and requires no other external power.

My only criticism, and hence the 4 start rating, is that my drive is a slot drive, not a drawer type that would have its own front bezel. Without the bezel, the enclosure is very unfinished looking. It's too bad that the manufacturer didn't provide a simple piece of plastic that users of slot drives could use to cosmetically make the drive more attractive, giving it a more finished look.

Having gotten that off my chest, the enclosure is solid brushed aluminum finished in black and looks and feels great. It is sold with a "Y" USB 2 connector. In my case, I plugged the enclosure directly into an open port on my iMac using only one of the USB plugs and had sufficient power. It you find you need more juice, you use the second USB connector to supply more power.

There are no additional drivers needed for a Mac, so it is truly plug-and-play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd Kneib on January 4, 2014
Size: USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
This would have been gotten five stars, had it included a cover to attach to the front of the drive tray. The cover that was on the drive was shaped to match the laptop the drive came out of, so it had to be transferred to the hard drive adapter caddy that was replacing the optical drive.

Nice aluminum enclosure. Includes screws to secure the optical drive and rubber feet you can add to the bottom.

The Y usb cable is good too. The extra power cable coming off of it is long enough to reach around to the back of the laptop, it is about 12 inches long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.W. on August 10, 2013
Size: USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
Works exactly as advertized. In probably 5 minutes, I had the old drive connected via USB to my new computer playing DVDs without a problem. Easy installation, great construction.

I wanted to keep my Blu-ray player/DVD/CD writer from an old laptop (HP HDX16) for use with a new laptop that is too small for an optical drive (Dell XPS 13). After looking at a few different options, this enclosure (and the other reviews) caught my attention. I've used StarTech gear before for a number of different purposes, and I've never been disappointed. This time was no exception! The enclosure is sturdy and sleek. The screws provided keep the drive very secure inside the enclosure.

The kit comes with a Y-cable to add a second USB connection, in case more power is needed. In my case, I only needed the main connector to power the drive. Had I needed the second connection, I would have needed to add a USB cable extension to the second plug - my laptop does not have two USB ports on the same side of the computer, and the second connector is not long enough (~12") to reach across to the opposite side.

As other reviewers have noted, the kit comes with no bezel for the front of the drive. I had hoped to use the original one on my optical drive, but it is a non-standard size, and would not fit. So far, I've been able to use the drive without the front bezel (the open/close button is harder to press now, but I can usually use software controls anyway).

Highly recommended product for reusing an old drive, rather than go to the expense of buying an external Blu-ray/DVD/CD player/burner.
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