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    USB or IDE

    Im debating wheather to extend my IDE cadle for CD/DVD dive or just go wit a USB CD/DVD Drivce cause the PC will be in the trunk but i want the dvd /cd drive in front for easy access. I am do know in IDE cales over 36" the data degradation. What has any one ever had to make this decision.

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    USB is the only way to go.
    The maximum spec of IDE is 18 inches. Two-foot IDE cables are pretty common, despite being longer than spec.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I guess i need to start looking for a USB DVD Drive

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    If you already have a IDE drive, you can use a IDE to USB adapter..

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    Yeah they're pretty cheap.

    Although you might want to consider investing in a usb drive, since the IDE drives are pretty hefty and power intensive.

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    yeah that hit me after i posted my previos post. I get this from my local Fry's Electronis along witha the Panasinc CW-8124-B the in the MP3car.com store

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    im going to be putting my drive in front of car for easy access as well. Only thing i would say is go with a slot load slimline drive. its tough to find a good spot in the dash whera a NON-slot load's tray can pop out and have no chance of getting damaged, broken, snapped off. im either going to put mine ontop of monitor thats gonna be fabbed in the dash or have mine slanted down at an angle where the front asghtray goes.

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