Q40/Q60 external DVD Drive

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Q40/Q60 external DVD Drive

Postby Peter » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi,

here's a nice solution to connect an external DVD Drive to a Q40/Q60:
Q60_eSATAp.jpg

Obviously, USB could not be used, but there is s standard for external SATA drives with integrated power supply, called eSATAp.

By using an IDE-SATA converter in connection with an eSATAp slot bracket, the Q60 can be equipped with such a port.
Most external drives are USB, but some are eSATAp. I bought one from DELL and it worked immediately.

Peter


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