ESATA -> internal optical drive connection

Hi, I would like to know if this will work.

The idea is using this eSATA port,


with,


to connect usual internal dvd-rw optical drive.

My guess it should work, although Im not sure if eSATA port will be able to power optical drive without a problem.

So my question is, will this safely work, in the same manner as if I used normal SATA connector with a PSU connector for power?

Thankyou
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  1. Yes, it should work just fine.
  2. well i guess its not that easy

    i connected this http://delock.com/produkte/S_84396/merkmale.html to my dvd drive and it didnt work, no power, drive didnt work.

    maybe i should have tried http://delock.com/produkte/S_84402/merkmale.html as it is 12V instead of 5V only for the previous cable.
  3. Try to exchange the cables. Please share the results afterward.
  4. Odd are tha tyour esata port is not a powered esata port, not many motherbd esata ports are...

    Attach a sata power connector to your drive and it will work fine.
  5. popatim said:
    Odd are tha tyour esata port is not a powered esata port, not many motherbd esata ports are...

    Attach a sata power connector to your drive and it will work fine.

    +1. While this is a less elegant solution, it will work. Good suggestion.
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