Has anyone used one of the 5 1/4 form factor computers with any success? This is the cheapest I have seen from Tiger
But do not see an included HDD. Guess would have to use ?laptop HDD or USB. If USB would prob increase boot time.
I think that's brand new. As such, I wouldn't expect to see it in any installs.Originally Posted by hotoru
The only drawback I see is the Intel chipset (i845) that may require a P4 or Celeron that would have a relatively higher power draw. If it will accept a Mobile Pentium, this would be an awesome solution.
You're right about the hdd, though. There doesn't appear to be much room. You could easily run a 3.5" HDD, just have the IDE & power cables running outside the case.
Realistically, I could see this being mounted behind a dash, although losing most of the case to mount the optical drive at the front. But that's just me.
Originally Posted by Bangster
With an LCD TV (with vga port) or scan converter and a usb capture card, it might work.
Car: 2006 Scion tC (Buying)
CPU: AOpen Pandora/1.5 Cel M/1GB DDR2/Ipod Vid
Screen: Lilliput 7"
Power: Carnetix 1900
GPS: Deluo GPS
Software: nLiteXP, RR, IG, PhoCo
XM: XM Direct
If it fits in a 5.25 slot, that would be very useful. My last two SUVs, the Yukon and our Suburban, have both had outboard 5.25 devices. One had the CD player in an external drive, the other had a cassete player. It's a standard 5.25 case, so if I could pull it out and put a computer there... that would be cool.
Chrysler 300 - Fabricating
Well, the case is the following dimensions:
7.25 in (W) x 2.13 in (H) x 10.36 in (D)
I don't know what size the mobo is, or what size it is removing the top and bottom panels that stick over the side.
It isn't 5.25 anything but slimline optical drive sized.
It uses laptop drives for the hd 2.5mm and a slim optical drive. You can run external ide devices - either firewire or usb 2.0. The MOBO has 3 ide connectors- be careful 2 are standard ide and 1 provides power( although it is a standard ide connector) I also managed to run the laptop drives externally with 40 conductor ide cables with laptop adapters pulling power from the 3rd ide connector.
It uses a 19v ac/dc laptop style power supply that feeds an internal dc/dc power supply to step-down to the required voltages. I am looking to mount it in my trunk. It is a nice unit, I am running it straight from my cars 12v power without issue so far- some say I will blow it up running it this way though. It will not survice crank with this setup so I procured a 4ah 12v batery and a relay for a tank circuit. I hope to have this mounted permanently this weekend.
Iwill ZPCgx 2.4ghz cel, 256mb pc2700, external combo drive, 80gb 2.5 laptop drive, xp pro, usb gps, 7 in Lilliput TS , carnetix CNX1900. All mounted ghetto- still experimenting and tweaking.