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    I have had the idea of mounting a dvd rom drive up front in my car. The problem I'm having is finding a long enough IDE cable to do it. Extendin the power wires is no big deal, but I'm not so sure on what to do about the IDE cable. I had a though to cut it, and use a couple runs of cat5 soldered between the ends. I'm not so sure that would work well though. Does anyone have any ideas? Any places sell LONG IDE cables?



  • #2
    your best bet would be to get an enclosure and go usb or firewire
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    • #3
      1) Use the button. Many of threads debating the use of extended IDE cables via USB2 or FW.

      2) Thread in Classified section.

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