Saltar al contenido principal

Repair and disassembly guides for hundreds of optical disc drives.

Preguntas 31 Ver todo

Is this drive look nonstandard?

Individual drive:

Block Image

Compared to a normal IDE laptop optical drive:

Block Image

Since my primary external drive is one of those with a soldered USB port (and is a throwaway when it fails), I found two laptop optical drives that I haven’t used in years - one of which is a HP Lightscribe drive (I know the LS functions aren’t really practical today, but it will work as a standard burner) and a drive I pulled from an T43 that was a parts machine. The IBM drive is the one I don’t know if this is standard or one of the many nonstandard connectors IBM has created. I think it’s nonstandard because it doesn’t look right (and it’s an IBM drive), but I have also read this is a standard IDE drive (UJ-822B) so it may be a hotswap friendly connector based on the IDE specification - I’m not entirely sure.

Is this drive look like a standard IDE drive I can get an enclosure for (albeit hard to find) or is it look like it’s a proprietary IBM part?

Contestado! View the answer Yo también tengo este problema

Es esta una buena pregunta?

Calificación 0
Agregar un comentario

1 Respuesta

Solución Elegida

They are both non-standard. This is the one I would look for:

Block Image

Fue útil esta respuesta?

Calificación 2


The HP drive (bottom) is standard IDE. They didn't do anything special to the drive like IBM may have.


Agregar un comentario

Añadir tu respuesta

Nick estará eternamente agradecido.
Ver Estadísticas:

Ultimas 24 Horas: 0

Últimos 7 Días: 0

Últimos 30 Días: 0

Todo El Tiempo: 57