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2012-03-22 at 05:28PM UTC #6505
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smiiithy

Hi all,

I was hoping someone could answer my question.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with external eSATA port. Will this port power the burner or will I still need a caddy to connect it to USB?

Also which IHAS burner is it I need? The 124B (£17.77), 324B (£33.18), 524 (£31.08), or something else?

2012-03-22 at 05:29PM UTC #6506
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smiiithy

Sorry it’s a Dell XPS 17.

2012-03-22 at 06:55PM UTC #6507
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QuickMythril

i’m pretty sure you will need an adapter or enclosure to get power to the drive. i found some esata to sata cables (not an adapter) but it only connects to the data port on the drive.

all those dvd drives are the same. you can flash 124 to be 324 or 524, and vice versa. same with 224, 424, and 624. they are the same hardware, just different firmware versions flashed to them. the even numbers have lightscribe and the odd numbers (ones you linked to) do not.

the last one (524) doesn’t specify B model, so i would be careful with that. also some places list it as a B but you might end up getting a C if they ran out of Bs. personally i would order the first one (124) since it’s cheapest and you can just upgrade that to a 524 if you want the extra features (which are listed on the front page of this website.)

if you want to be certain, i would order one that says “ixtreme burner max compatible” here are a few links:

http://www.foundmy.com/oscom/burner-max-ihas124-compatible-dvd-writer-p-450.html
http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/product.php?productid=17769
(just says in stock, but no idea how many are left.)

http://www.xconsoles.com/products/liteon-ihas124-b.html
(they only have 6 at the moment. they were out of stock before, and probably will be out again soon.)

2012-03-26 at 04:52AM UTC #6522
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BerserkLeon

what he said, eSATA doesn’t Ever supply power, its only for data. You’ll still need to either power it from a desktop, get a wall -> SATA power supply (do they make those?) or get an enclosure.
eSATA never really took off too much from what I understand, since USB3.0 came out not too long after it.
I’d suggest either The Vantec NexStar DX or The BYTECC ME-535U3. As they seem to have good reviews.
I have some “maccally” brand one which is now unavailable. But Honestly any SATA->USB adapter should work if it supplies 12 volts to the drive. Just that the enclosures that are only for hard drives wont ‘fit’ the drive. You can still usually take the PCB out of the enclosure and just plug it into the back of the drive and that should work… but for ease of setup I bought a 5.25″ enclosure.

2012-03-26 at 05:09AM UTC #6523
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BerserkLeon

Er, if you’re planning on listening to me, forget the NexStar, as its not deep enough to fully enclose the drive.

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