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  • Boot from USB-CDROM...use my laptop drive?

    Hey everyone,

    Just a quick question. I've installed my car pc but now want to reboot XP. I don't particularly want to take the PC out in order to get to the IDE port though.

    In my mobo's BIOS theres an option to boot from USB CD-ROM which is ideal since I've got a USB port thats easy to get to.

    I don't have a USB CD-ROM drive but I was wondering if I could use my laptop's drive and just buy an IDE to USB adapter..?

    I can't think why it wouldn't work but thought it best to check here first.

    Andy

    (PS, I tried searching before posting this but couldn't find anyone with a similar post)
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  • #2
    Yes. All a USB cd rom is just what you say. A JAE50 to USB converter. An external enclosure for it so it wont get damaged as you move it around with the converter built in is around $30 on ebay. The adapters by themsevles are like $20 to $25. So might as well get the enclosure.
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    • #3
      Enclosures can be had for less than half of that:

      $12
      http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=433

      $6.50 on clearance
      http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=435

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      • #4
        + shipping/handling
        Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
        1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
        30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
        15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
        Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
          + shipping/handling
          Still better than $30 + S/H..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Giuliano View Post
            Still better than $30 + S/H..
            $30 shipping inclusive.

            I always quote high too just in case. I got mine for $22 shipped a year ago and it was branded, not no name.
            Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
            1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
            30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
            15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
            Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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