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    Cool new toy I got (USB enclosure for slim DVD/CD drive)

    Okay, I did a quick search so I don't think anyone has posted about one of these (this specific one I mean) before.

    http://www.shentech.com/suusb1excaen.html

    External USB enclosure for slim DVD/CD drives. It plugs straight into the back of the drive, no laptop->ide->usb run-around and the drive is powered over the USB bus. I just tested it out by playing a CD on my laptop from the drive. Cool ****. Seems like a good way for molding the drive into the dash since the case is exactly the size of the drive and you can run the cable to your case without need for a power adapter. If you want to use a power adapter it comes with a PS/2 or USB power adapter. I put my slim slot load DVD in it and I'm planning to hopefully have it in my dash or I may go ghetto and just put it in my armrest.

    *EDIT*: Forgot to add: I've been looking at those new "palmtop" PC's. This would be a good way to add a DVD (or CD-RW whatever) to one since it's powered off the USB bus and it's small enough to fit in any bag.

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    How long is the included usb cable?

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    USB cable is 26" / 66cm
    Power cable is 33" / 84cm

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    i got one and works great...

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    it does work good however the case is plastic i believe and veryyyy cheap.

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    I have one, and just an fyi you will want a power adapter that will give you 1.5 amps. The requirements of most laptop cd drives. Your usb port will only provide 500ma. Just a thought anyway.
    I have problems with it not being able to play or read a cd for any period of time. Works great for short burst of info, but once I put on the demand (a DVD or Divx movie) it get's real choppy and sometimes just craps out. I added a power adapter and all my problems went away. Viola....
    You can still have something if you have nothing

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    i've been playing a dvd on it without problems... you sure it's not that you've got it plugged into a USB 1.0 port?

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    here is a pic, i have a usb power hub, i had the same problem but all set with the hub
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    How did you guys power it? What PSU are you using?

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    I ran a DVD for almost 30 minutes straight just off the USB cable (no extra power adapter) without problems. Windows Device Manager registered it as pulling 96mA. Not sure how accurate that is. In comparison my Sony Bluetooth uses 250mA.

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