Question Can I use my 5.25" internal Bluray drive externally using this adapter ?

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I have one of the following drives (forgot which one):

WH14NS40

WH16NS40

I have also purchased this adapter from amazon:

SATA to USB 3.0 adapter

Notice that the power adapter is rated 12V/2A.

Can this adapter properly power my internal drive ? The manufacturer says that it cannot and that it is made to work with 3.5/2.5" HDD drives only...but some amazon reviews say that it can be used with an internal 5.25" drive ?!!!

but...there are many 5.25" enclosures on amazon that are rated 12V/2A...though some of them are rated 12V/3A.

Should I buy an extra 5.25" enclosure or does my USB adapter work ?
 

Nighthawk117

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I have one of the following drives (forgot which one):

WH14NS40

WH16NS40

I have also purchased this adapter from amazon:

SATA to USB 3.0 adapter

Notice that the power adapter is rated 12V/2A.

Can this adapter properly power my internal drive ? The manufacturer says that it cannot and that it is made to work with 3.5/2.5" HDD drives only...but some amazon reviews say that it can be used with an internal 5.25" drive ?!!!

but...there are many 5.25" enclosures on amazon that are rated 12V/2A...though some of them are rated 12V/3A.

Should I buy an extra 5.25" enclosure or does my USB adapter work ?
Not sure if it will work or not, the power specs suggest that it probably would. However this one states that it does on the manufacturer website:
http://sabrent.com/products/usb-ds12

Sabrent are an American brand, I'd get that one.

"Connect any 2.5"/3.5" SATA/IDE drives or 5.25" SATA/IDE optical drives."
 

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