Guide: Notebook Slim Drive to USB 2.0
Notebook Slim Drive to USB 2.0 Guide
January 12, 2009
To prepare a notebook slim drive for USB usage. This is also intended as supplemental to the dumping and burning tutorial.
Before we start:
- If a screw isn't coming out, don't spin your screw driver into it until the head strips.
- Don't leave your slim drive attached to a power source.
- Be organized with your screws. They're tiny. I have no idea where you can get more if you lose them.
- Don't work on a carpeted surface. Static shock can travel and damage the components.
Micro phillips-head screwdriver set
- Notebook Slim Drive
- Notebook to USB 2.0 enclosure - link -
DVD-ROM models tested with RawDump 2.0:
- LG GDR-8081N, does not work
- LG GDR-8082N, works
- LG GDR-8084N, coming soon
Step 1: Examine the notebook slim drive to USB 2.0 contents.
The drive's housing is ABS plastic, so it's pretty rugged. There are no screws holding this together initially, so it'll separate with a little force.
The driver disc is for Windows 98 / 2000 folks. XP and Vista located the proper drivers without any issue.
There are 2 cables provided. One is a USB connectivity cable, nothing special here. The other is a USB power cable. Do not use the USB power cable. Running dual power from the same USB port side might short your power supply. The USB connectivity cable should provide enough juice, if not, use a powered USB hub.
Take special note of this part.
This is the bridge between the notebook drive and the USB port. It's awfully thin, so handle with care.
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