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    dvd external enclosure drive

    i've got a dvd drive hooked up through a firewire external enclosure drive. it ran flawlessly for a few months, but now after running for a few minutes, the drive will stop working. it seems like it uninstalls itself. then i have to restart cuz it jacks up windows explorer.exe. i'm powering the enclosure from my 150 opus. anyone else have a setup similar to this? i've a usb copilot gps receiver, a usb wireless keyboard, and a usb wireless network adapter, running windows xp 2.4 ghz p4, 512mb ram. should i invest in a new enclosure drive or is there something else wrong like not getting enough power? any advice would be appreciated.

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    I'm shopping for one, so I'm curious, which enclosure are you using?

    Cable connections good?
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    i don't remember the brand. i got it online. whether you go firewire or usb2, i'd get one with a power adapter. if it uses straight ac current you'll probably have to use a power inverter to power it. if it uses a power adapter then chances are you can run it off of your computer's power supply. all my connections are tight. i may have to rip my car apart again and have a look at the enclosure.
    Quote Originally Posted by ose-ml320
    I'm shopping for one, so I'm curious, which enclosure are you using?

    Cable connections good?

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    looks like i fried the board where the firewire plugs in. board has little cracks and bubbles in that area. anyone have an external enclosure drive setup? mine was not well ventilated b/c it was hidden in the center console. i'd like to keep it that way though. is there a particular model that withstands heat better or produces less heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuo
    looks like i fried the board where the firewire plugs in. board has little cracks and bubbles in that area. anyone have an external enclosure drive setup? mine was not well ventilated b/c it was hidden in the center console. i'd like to keep it that way though. is there a particular model that withstands heat better or produces less heat?
    put some fans to cool it down
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    Damn, how much heat do these things generate?
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    Have you guys looked at this DVD/CD-R drive? It's bus powered and USB 2.0. I should have mine tomorrow.

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    Cool

    would it still help to put a fan on it in a small enclosed area? having a dvd drive in my center console was one of the best things about my setup, so i'm gonna have to buy another enclosure. maybe the one i fried was a cheap one? hopefully that was the case. this time i'm buying one with a lifetime guarantee.

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    Here are some: http://www.directron.com/external1.html

    I am using the $39.99 unit for my DVD. Nice product, works great, has fan.
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    I have an extra Enclosure if anybody wants, I can sell it for $30 shipped. Its never been used. I have everything that came with it except the original box.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.directron.com/adue235w.html

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