AnyDVD does not detect drive - Anker USB/SATA

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by pat411, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. pat411

    pat411 Member

    Apologies if something like this has been discussed already. My searches did not turn up anything.

    I have an Anker USB/SATA adapter attached to an internal BD drive and connected to my laptop. The drive shows up in Windows as a USB drive. It can read discs fine, but the drive is not detected by AnyDVD. The file system type that Windows reports is UDF. The drive by itself works fine with AnyDVD when used as a normal internal drive.

    Is it possible to make AnyDVD see this as a BD drive?

  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    No, as the drive appears as a 'standard hard drive'. Anydvd only works with drives that appear to the os as actual optical drives.
  3. nebostrangla

    nebostrangla Well-Known Member

    Only optical drives and virtual drives can be used. But if you want you can try the aggressive scan for drives and see if it finds it.
    Please right-click over this before doing so you know what it's doing. And that can be done for any setting available (Right-clicking for more information).
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

  5. pat411

    pat411 Member

    Thanks for the answers and ideas. Aggressive scan did not find it either. The USB 2.0 solution would probably be okay for DVDs, but I'm guessing BDs would be painful. I am also trying to use ImgBurn to make an ISO from the USB drive and mount that with CloneDrive to do the rest, but that seems to have its own set of problems.
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    it'll be fine for BD's too. There's lots of people that put an internal drive in an external enclosure to make it an external drive.
  7. theosch

    theosch Well-Known Member

    I'm also using my BD-RE drive in an external enclosure, with eSATA and, USB 2.0 B-Port.

    But the enclosure (Icibox) has some issues over USB, that the files from a DVD (e.g. Video_DVD) are listed, but with wrong file size (0 Byte)

    But when I start AnyDVD it works suddenly over USB and all is listed correcty in the VIDEO_TS folder, so files aren't listed as 0 Bytes any longer :D

    Over eSATA it lists the size correctly also without AnyDVD running.

    Interestingly on the Laptop of my father there's not the USB issue with this Icibox on the 0 Bytes (without AnyDVD using).

    But my new Laptop with fresh installed Windows still has this issue over USB with Icibox.