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    Quote Originally Posted by SamDude
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    What I've gone for is a Pioneer slot loading IDE drive (the slim notebook version will come later when budget allows).

    If I use an IDE to USB converter, do I feed the power to the IDE drive directly from the Opus by chopping the power adapter that comes with the converter and diverting it to power feed that will also run the USB hub and Xenarc?

    (Just checking y'see...)

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    @muldrick

    The bit I need answered was:

    If I use an IDE to USB converter, do I feed the power to the IDE drive directly from the Opus by chopping the power adapter that comes with the converter and diverting it to power feed that will also run the USB hub and Xenarc?
    Not what I need to buy... (I've already got that sorted)

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    I think I understand what you are asking, but I need a little clarification before I answer so that I don't give you bad info.

    Doyou mean that you want to cut the wall wart off the power adapter for the USB adapter and then just wire it up to the appropriate voltage on the Opus? I'm not sure what you mean about powering the Xenarc and the USB hub with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blurp
    I think I understand what you are asking, but I need a little clarification before I answer so that I don't give you bad info.

    Doyou mean that you want to cut the wall wart off the power adapter for the USB adapter and then just wire it up to the appropriate voltage on the Opus? I'm not sure what you mean about powering the Xenarc and the USB hub with it.
    Yup, that's exactly what I mean. By running a power feed from the Opus to the front of the car, I will split it by joining some molex connectors to the Xenarc, USB hub and the DVD drive.

    So, is it the same as wiring the power from the molex to the drive by chopping off the drive power connector and wiring them together?

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    Yes, it *should* be the same. What is the voltage that the wall wart supplies to the USB adapter?
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    The USB adapter is almost certainly 5v (the bixnet/newegg enclosure certainly is) but the xenarc will need 12v. You'll have to get 4 core cable and exted the entire molex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blurp
    Yes, it *should* be the same. What is the voltage that the wall wart supplies to the USB adapter?
    most usb adapters use 5v about 2.5 amps but not all, you will need to double check what it says on the label
    out of the molex connectors you get:

    12v yellow
    gnd black
    gnd black
    5v red

    make sure you have enough room on the P/S (watt = volt x amp)
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    This link changed along with the price - it's now only $30!!!! WOOHOO!!!

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-157&depa=0

    NOW THE BIG QUESTION!!! Why does the FAQ section say this?:

    "Do not get a USB DVD player, just get a piece of Cat 5 split the IDE cable and extend it to the front of the car. Another option is to get a firewire expansion card for your PC and run a firewire cable to the front of your vehicle."

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/faq....ar_faq_media_a

    Is that possibly pre-2.0 USB advice? Am I misinterpreting the FAQ? Anyone know?

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