N/APosted on - 02/28/2015
I recently acquired an old laptop and wanted to use it as a backup for my regular system. I have managed to format the laptop and it is working fine. The only thing I want to change is the presence of the burner. The use of dvd has long been forgone, is there an alternative use to this port? Can I connect additional usb ports to that SATA connection?
Replacing burner on laptop with other device
Burners are connected with a PC with a specific port and no other device is designed for it and so, the port will not be available for any external usage.
Though CD/DVD is long gone, many media like movies, music, albums etc. are still available in CD/DVD format and is quite familiar. Even whenever you install any OS, the default method is to install via CD/DVD unless you choose to install via USB flash drive.
If you don’t want to use CD/DVD, just keep the part out of your mind. The port isn’t replaceable and will remain unused and so keep the drive so that it might come for help one day. It’s not so funny but sometimes, things seem to be useless comes to pretty much handy in trouble.