My laptop's optical drive has ceased to work recently. Fortunately, I have an internal desktop SATA drive lying around. What is the best/cheapest way to connect it to my laptop? I'm thinking of buying a USB to SATA adapter (which also comes with a power supply) and use that to connect the drive. I found one here: http://goo.gl/ObLBfU
and it seems like it's only compatible with 2.5"/3.5" HDD, but I don't see why it shouldn't work with a 5.25" Optical Drive (since the connections are the same). Will it work? if not, what is the best solution?
Edited by Eckersley, 13 August 2013 - 10:56 PM.