Looking for a cheap external USB DVD drive that has a micro-B socket on the back (most have the old square B that I have seen). Are these common/rare/nonexistent?
Reason for asking is to try and power one with a PiDrive cable, in an HTPC build.
Like many of imperf3kt's answers on these forums this one matches his username.Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:19 amI believe the designs transitioned directly from mini USB to USB 3.0 and now, some USB C.
If they're USB 3.0, you might be lucky, the spec uses a standard micro USB B on one half of the plug and power on the other half via another USB style I forget the name of for power.
Anyway, if you have both cables, you can use them (sacrificing 2 USB ports) or just use a proper USB 3.0 cable
Be absolutely sure you have the right cable though.