[PLUG-TALK] Need optical drive enclosure

Tomas Kuchta tomas.kuchta.lists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 11:19:44 PST 2019

This will be difficult to get, really difficult.

I propose to start thinking about spacers + duct tape + cardboard box +
sata port multiplier with USB port.

If you are thinking about ripping or writing 4 optical media at the same
time - go for real PC in tower case and direct sata connections to
motherboard. USB interface to 4 optical drives would be no good for that.


On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 14:03 John Jason Jordan <johnxj at gmx.com> wrote:

> I just spent a couple hours searching everywhere (Newegg, etc.) for a
> 4-bay enclosure to hold optical drives (5.25"). The enclosure must have
> a USB connector, preferably type C, but 3.1 will do if the enclosure
> has a separate power connector.
> Think of a standard desktop computer case with several drive
> bays, usually at the top. That's what I want, just those bays, no 300w
> power supply, no motherboard. A cube with four 525" bays, that is all I
> want.
> I thought this would be easy to find, but I can't find any multiple
> drive enclosures anywhere. Maybe I need to buy a full ATX case and then
> get out my Sawzall with a metal cutting blade.
> Suggestions welcome!
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