No announcement yet.

USB to IDE converter question

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • USB to IDE converter question

    My dvd rom is going to be a bit too far for a conventional ide cable. So I know I"m going to have to go with a USB to ide converter. My question is power...all the ones I've seen on ebay have a wall plug to as opposed to a cigarette lighter adapter. How do other people that have the USB to ide converter run their power?

  • #2
    Never mind...found the one on newegg.


    • #3
      Run power from the PC Power Supply to the drive. I used a slimline laptop drive. I tapped into the +5 (use +12 for 3.5" drive) on a molex connector in the trunk. I ran that line to the front dash. Then I just grounded it to the main ground point behind the dash with the rest of the compents in-dash.
      My Install Thread

      MKIV VW Jetta
      How do I get sound to my car?