will USB 1.1 support the needed data transfer rate for smoth DVD playback? I am lucky that i had enough room for a full size DVD/CDrw in my truck so i didnt need any adapters. I am running USB 2.0 and the drive is getting the power from the computers power supply with a homemade extension. Dont know what this can do for your situation but that is another way it could be done. 5 wires in a loom going to the drive for me.