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    External slim cd to usb.

    Okay, I'll probably get flamed for this, but here it goes.

    I've looked and haven't seen a very small (Not 5.25") external usb casing that will fit a slim laptop style cd-rom and convert to USB.

    Anyone ever see one and if they have, it shouldn't cost a crap load?.?.?

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    Slimline External Enclosure

    Yeah, I'm looking for the same thing. Didn't yield any productive results using . I'm thinking of using a 5.25 enclosure, an adapter (if they exist, I haven't found any yet) and some glued plastic to fill the hole. I could also fit more than one thing in there too, and there would be room for a USB hub and some switches and stuff. Just an idea I'm toying with.

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    http://www.google.com/froogle?q=slim...+2.0+enclosure

    If you don't need the actual case of the enclosure you can use the "guts" of a 5.25". You just need a Slimline CD to IDE adapter. They look like this: Just snaps on and converts to IDE and a floppy power adapter.

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    Thumbs up Perfect!

    http://www.bixnet.com/laptopupgrade/usenforslcdd.html

    That's what I'm looking for! Stylish, affordable, and won't look out of place under the glove box! All for $50 - sounds like a winner!

    Thanks a bunch!
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    Or, you can get it from newegg for 29.99 plus shipping. They are made by Mapower and it appears to be the exact same model. Theres also a firewire/usb combo for 20 or so more.

    -Chris

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    $50 !?

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    Thanks!

    Looked at newegg before I posted and didn't find it. Strange.
    Found it this time around though.
    Will have to contact the manufacturer though since it seems to use an ac adapter. Would want it to run off USB power which shouldn't be a problem, but...

    -Mario

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    now for the real kicker. find a slim slotload dvdrom

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    Yeh, that deltrontech one seems to have the battery built in (so I'm assuming using w/o an ac adapter may be possible). I couldn't find a price though? Anyone?

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