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LG GGC-H20L - SATA to USB?

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Does anyone know if I can do this to extend my Blu-ray player from my PC...

LG GGC-H20L --> SATA to USB 2.0 adapter --> USB 2.0 (9 foot cable) --> PC

According to the transfer rates, it looks like, in theory, I shouldn't have a problem.

LG GGC-H20L Data transfer rates:
BD-ROM 215.79 Mbits/s (6x) max
HD DVD-ROM 109.65 Mbits/s (3x) max
DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max
CD-ROM 6,000 Kbytes/s (40x) max

USB 2.0 Data transfer rates:
480Mb/s

Thanks,
Chris
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In theory you should be good. The quality of the converter (USB enclosure,) can be an issue. 290Mbps will be a stretch for USB to sustain ITRW, but also probably a stretch for the drive to sustain.
Basically as long as everything works as it should (not guaranteed, but likely,) everything will work, but maybe not quite as fast as if plugged into SATA.

There may be other issues using USB to connect an optical drive over USB, but I'd imagine not.
To be a bit safer I'd buy a USB/eSATA enclosure. They don't cost much more, and if you have a problem, you can try and hook up via eSATA. 9m will be screwed by using SATA though. In either situation, if you have a problem with the 9m connection, try a shorter USB cable to make sure that's not the issue, and get an active extension if it is.
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I ordered the "Vantec NexStar DX NST-530S2 5.25" SATA to USB2.0 Optical Drive External Enclosure" and it was delivered so I'll be trying this tonight.

I'm getting a can't display the content because it's protected. I have logged a help ticket with Cyberlink(PowerDVD).
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