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    extending IDE cables

    i want to mount my carpc under my passenger seat and have my slot load dvd mounted in my dash.

    i know they make 3 foot cables.

    i remember seeing somewhere on the internet where someone used a cat5 cable to extend their ide cables its 50/50 if it works because of the length and i just wanted to know if anyone here has done something like that.

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    im sorry for not being able to offer any good adive about the ide cable, but i can offer a different that you modify an external usb/firewire enclosure...
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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