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    Perfect DVD drive

    Hi, im on a quest lookin for the perfect optical drive for my carputer.

    1. It has to be thin, its going under my monitor that sits in my double din opening.

    2. It has to be USB because my computer is way in the trunk, and i dont think they make IDE cables that long *do they*

    3. Slot loading style

    4. Has to be able to burn CD-R's and can READ DVD's.

    5. Cost less than $200.00

    I been lookin around and keep finding stuff that is ALMOST what im lookin for.
    The best one i seen has it all xcept the "slot loading " style. I guess ill go for that one if i can't find the perfect one.

    Anybody seen my perfect drive for sale anywhere?

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    they have the dvd/cdrw drive and usb case in the mp3car.com store. i think both will run you 140$ total

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    I have an Apacer CP200 COMBO* Do not get the CP200 , get the COMBO.

    The diff is the combo has the DVD playable feature and the normal doesn't.

    Better yet a reason to get this is becuase you can buy a DC (car) adapter for 29.99. Which translates into not needing an inverter to power it. =) I had a normal external CD burner and had an inverter hardwired in and there was a ton of feedback in the speakers wheni t was turned on. So use this and have an inverterless carputer like mine =)

    The cp200 COMBO also has an on off switch on the side if you don't want it on all the time.

    It aso can be stand alone (not hooked up to a PC), or USB to a PC as you are desiring. It also has slots on the side for different memory cards to plug directly into. It can also run off a battery (which it comes with).

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiXst3r
    they have the dvd/cdrw drive and usb case in the mp3car.com store. i think both will run you 140$ total
    Thanxs!
    I saw that convertor before but for some reason it just didn't register in my head the first time.

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    there are also IDE to USB cables that are very useful in these situations... That is what I will be using for my Slot Load DVD in headliner. a quick and i got this IDE to USB probably not the best price you can find... but i got the drive free so this works good for me...

    hope this helps
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    Take any DVD-ROM/CD-RW slimline SlotLoading optical Drive, usually costs less than $80, take a SlimCD-to-IDE adapter (less than $10) and a USB-to-IDE adapter (less than ($40) and mount it under your screen. If you want to make a Bezel or a FrontPanel (Aluminium) in order to cover it so that It will look nice, try www.frontpanelexpress.com, they have a free CAD software, so that you can design the Frontpanel and order it! Will cost less than 30$. Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaleBuffy
    Take any DVD-ROM/CD-RW slimline SlotLoading optical Drive, usually costs less than $80, take a SlimCD-to-IDE adapter (less than $10) and a USB-to-IDE adapter (less than ($40) and mount it under your screen. If you want to make a Bezel or a FrontPanel (Aluminium) in order to cover it so that It will look nice, try www.frontpanelexpress.com, they have a free CAD software, so that you can design the Frontpanel and order it! Will cost less than 30$. Hope that helps!
    That FrontPanelExpress is truly awesome thanks for the link MaleBuffy
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    Yeah they are quite good, there is a service exactly like this for Europe (Germany), however I will post the link only upon request. I dont wont people to think I am spamming the forums! Although wont exactly hide it!

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