Support in other languages: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

Welcome to the Forums!

Welcome to Lenovo's Peer-to-Peer Discussion Community!
Please note our guidelines. How to register and login and Community FAQs.

Help Lenovo Shape the Future of PCs

Take the ownership survey. Share your ideas with our product team

Community Spotlight

Visit the Community Blog

Are you ready for Windows 10?

Get to know Windows 10
Visit the Windows 10 Support Center
Reply
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-15-2010
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
0 Kudos

DVD/CD-RW multi as an external device

I have a second harddrive in the Ultrabay in my T61P.  However, occasionally I need to use my DVD/CD-RW drive.  Is there a cable that exists that can connect my Lenovo DVD/CD-RW (FRU 39T2829) drive to a USB port so I can use them both at the same time.

 

Thanks.

Posts: 2,210
Topics: 19
Kudos: 386
Solutions: 159
Registered: ‎12-01-2007
Location: California, USA

Re: DVD/CD-RW multi as an external device

Hello,

 

Older generations of ThinkPads could utilize an adapter called the Portable Drive Bay 2000 to mount an internal CD, DVD or floppy diskette drive in an enclosure that connected back to the ThinkPad via PCMCIA interface, however, I do not think that it is compatible with a T61p.

 

Have you considered obtaining an external USB DVD±RW disc drive?  I purchased one recently for use with my ThinkPad X100e for about $40.00.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee. • Dexter is a good dog • Dexter je dobrý pes
S230u (3347-4HU)X220 (4286-CTO)W510 (4318-CTO)W530 (2441-4R3)X100e (3508-CTO)X120e (0596-CTO)T61p (6459-CTO)T43p (2678-H7U)T42 (2378-R4U)T23 (2648-LU7)
de.gif  Deutsche Community es.gif  Comunidad en Español ru.gif Русскоязычное Сообщество




#RetroThinkPadShare your input on the #RetroThinkPad Time Machine
New article and survey #1

Highlighted
SCSI Port
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎06-25-2010
Location: Germany
0 Kudos

Re: DVD/CD-RW multi as an external device

On ebay you can find some 3rd party solutions.

But never tried them myself. And it's not that cheap for an empty case.

ThinkPad T61 (7663-13G) T7500 2.2GHz/4GiB/120GB SSD/Sierra MC8775 HSPA/Win7 Pro x64/(3rd Fan, 3rd NVS 140M), 2x 39T4587
Posts: 906
Topics: 4
Kudos: 111
Solutions: 109
Registered: ‎11-26-2008
Location: Norway
0 Kudos

Re: DVD/CD-RW multi as an external device

I would recommend to follow goretsky advice and buy a external USD DVD-RW. It's pretty cheap, it's easy and it works for sure.

 

-gan