Solved HP Pavilion DV7-3000 CT10L Blu-ray drive power connector

February 8, 2016 at 21:31:17
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Intel Core i3 @ 3.10GHz | 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
I managed to grab this Blu-ray drive for cheap (HP Pavilion DV7-3000 CT10L), and I'm looking to mount it in my desktop to play Blu-ray movies with. I've been struggling with the power connector on it for some time, though.

The first connector is just a standard SATA interface- no problem there. The other one, however, I'm not quite so sure of. I think it's a slim SATA power connector, but would anybody be able to confirm this before I buy an adapter?

Thank you in advance!

http://i.imgur.com/VRjdauP.jpg

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD

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#1
February 8, 2016 at 23:45:05
I don't think it was designed for a PC, connector on left looks very strange.
And the screw hole on the right is another clue, PC drives don't have a screw hole there, only on the sides.

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#2
February 8, 2016 at 23:51:25
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I'm aware that it is a laptop Blu-ray drive. I intend to create a custom mount to put it in my case.

The left connector is just a standard SATA data connection, while the right one is what I'm guessing is a slim laptop drive power connection. I'm just wanting some confirmation on the latter before I actually purchase an adapter. (Slim power-standard power.)

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#3
February 9, 2016 at 00:05:08
I've done a bit more research and compared the connectors to some adapters on eBay, and I'm about certain at this point that the connection is simply a slim SATA laptop optical drive connection. I'm just going to go ahead and order an adapter for it.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD

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