I have a SATA DVD drive (pulled from an old computer) that I want to use with my laptop over USB. I have a USb-SATA hard drive adapter that I'm trying to use to make this work. When I plugged the drive into the USB-SATA adapter and try to use it, the following happens:
- I push the button to open the tray, it opens and I put a disc in, I push the button to close the tray
- The drive tray closes and the green activity light on the DVD drive starts blinking
- I can feel a slight vibration from the drive, but I don't think the disc is spinning at full speed
- After about 30s, the activity light stops blinking and goes dim
At no point during the above process is the disc recognized in Windows. Device manager has the USB-SATA adapter listed as a "JMicron SCSI Disc Device".
Why wouldn't this work? From reading online, it seems that this could be a power supply issue over USB, but I don't think this is the case. The USB-SATA adapter is connected via a powered USB hub. Could it be the way that the adapter is recognised in Windows?