I have a blu-ray disk rewriter (this model), which I would like to gift to someone, who owns a laptop, but not a desktop computer, and isn't very tech-comfortable. Ideally, they would plug it into a usb port, and be able to use it. However, the rewriter only has a SATA port. With this in mind, I bought a SATA to USB3 adapter (this one). However, I have now come to the unfortunate realisation that the usb connection does not provide enough power for it to operate. (The rewriter has "5V/12V 1.5A/1.5A" annotated on it). Are there any cheap options for how to get it to work with a laptop usb port? Is it possible? I would rather not buy an expensive docking station.
If there is any other way to make this work, I would also be open to that. My goal is to allow a non-tech savvy person to connect to and operate the rewriter from their laptop.