Possible to put an X360 HD-DVD drive into a PC 5.25 bay? Tags: HD DVD Drives Components Last response: September 14, 2007 10:58 PM in Components Share Lost_C1tY September 13, 2007 2:59:33 PM I tried googling this but couldn't find any info. Is the drive inside microsoft's xbox360 HD-DVD unit a standard HD-DVD drive? Would it be possible to put it into a 5.25 bay and connect it via SATA or IDE? or does it use proprietary connectors? Cheers, C1tY. More about : put x360 dvd drive bay simonfb10 September 13, 2007 3:39:42 PM why would you want to do this? Heyyou27 September 13, 2007 3:43:21 PM The Xbox360 HD-DVD unit has it's own housing, power supply, and connects through a USB port. The actual drive uses a mini ATAPI connector found in laptops, and could be converted to IDE, but I don't know how you'd get power to it. Related resources which one is better? ps3 or x360 ? - Forum does HD-DVD use red-laser or blue-laser ? - Forum does HD-DVD use red-laser or blue-laser ? - Forum Second Take: The PC Gaming Slump - Forum The Industry Reacts to X360 price & harddrive as an option - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Lost_C1tY September 13, 2007 3:45:28 PM I'm more interested in whether it's actually possible as opposed to actually doing it. But, to get a cheap HD-DVD drive for your pc is surely reason enough to consider it? bruce555 September 13, 2007 3:56:16 PM Now you got me curious. Anyone? I second this though. firemist September 13, 2007 3:57:47 PM Many articles on this on the web For using it as an external http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=325 For taking it apart and mounting it http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/11/8303/ bruce555 September 13, 2007 5:10:17 PM Thanks!! TSIMonster September 13, 2007 5:37:24 PM If it is USB, anyone tried plugging it strait into the PC? firemist September 13, 2007 5:57:27 PM firemist said: For using it as an external http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=325 This uses the USB port Lost_C1tY September 14, 2007 10:58:16 PM Cheers for your help guys. Will probably get on this round about cristmas time. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Looking for 5.25 " drive bay insert for power, usb, etc Forum Mini ITX Build in my 5.25 drive bays, Is it possible ? Forum Cool Looking Device for 5.25 Drive Bay Forum Bracket To Mount 5 HDDs Into 3 5.25 " Bay ? Forum Hands On with PlayStation 3: Sony Makes Third Generational Leap But Is It Worth Forum Radiator in 5.25 bays in front of pc Forum Radiator in 5.25 bays in front of pc Forum External 5.25 inch floppy drive Forum X360 Launch titles Forum Is it possible to power and use an optical drive from the HDD bay Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum Possible NIC Card Problem???? Forum Possible problem with q6600 Forum Is there a way to boot from differnt hd's instead of going into bios? Forum Possible CPU Bottleneck ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !