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  • Question on slim line DVD sold in store: power cable?

    Hi,
    I purchased the slim DVD drive along with the case, and was surprised to find that the 'power cable' has one end that fits into the case, and the other is a standard USB connection.
    How should I / how are people using this cable? plugging it into another USB port? My experience with that is that it's rarely as good as having a solid 5v power source. Are people cutting off the USB end instead and wiring it to a power source?

    Any guidance is appreciated.

    TIA,
    Per

  • #2
    its really a matter of preference. I hacked the usb end off and wired it to my 5v POL PSU. But its fine to connect it to a second usb providing its either directly on the mobo OR on a powered usb hub.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the input. I'm inclined to hack it off myself, especially since it seems 2 USB ports would only get me 1A, whereas the drive is rated at 2A?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by S4Per View Post
        Thanks for the input. I'm inclined to hack it off myself, especially since it seems 2 USB ports would only get me 1A, whereas the drive is rated at 2A?
        i believe so. But the only time i had problems with the drive when connected to 2 USB is when i was burning a CD. The drive will spin up and read just fine @ 1A
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        • #5
          cool...good to know.
          how did you connect to your 5v POL? straight solder, or some type of connectors?

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