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    Question DVDRW in dash, carpc in trunk.IDE->USB query!

    Guys!

    Ive read about this topic but still not too clear-minded.

    I want to put a normal 5" dvdrw in the dash, however the carpc will be in the trunk.

    There is no way an ide cable, UNFORTUNATLEY, will go the distance, so the asnwer is USB. So far so good! :P

    But when i get to the IDE to USB Adapters i get lost.

    I've checked out the IDE to USB adapters in LINITX.COM and there are 2 kinds.

    1) ide to usb cable only
    2) ide to usb cable + power adapter

    Both are capable of powering a device WITHOUT extra power, the only diffrerence being that the second one brings you an adapter for "power-hungrier" peripherals.

    Now, will i need option number 2 for the DVDRW in the dash?
    If i do, this brings me to my next question: If i use this adapter i need an inverter AND, use an inverter or not, the drive will always remain ON.

    What has popped up in my mind, is to extend a molex from the carpc in the trunk to the dvdrw in the dash to power it. Thus getting rid of the power adapter.
    WILL THIS WORK?Can the molexes go this far?
    MSI KM4M-V Mobo -- AMD Athlon XP-M 1900+ -- 512MB DDR RAM -- LinITX 7" Touchscreen -- Seagate 8.4GB HDD -- LG DVDRW -- Onboard Graphics Card -- Onboard 5.1 surround sound -- Bluetooth Dongle -- RoyalTek Saphire GPS -- M2-ATX psu

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    yes, you can power it from the power supply in the trunk without using an inverter & yes, the distance is no problem, but use like a 14 gauge wire & not a real tiny wire to supply this power, the longer the run the more resistance so a thicker wire is required

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironic
    What has popped up in my mind, is to extend a molex from the carpc in the trunk to the dvdrw in the dash to power it. Thus getting rid of the power adapter.
    WILL THIS WORK?Can the molexes go this far?
    You've got the idea. I would definately go with the power adapter one. The ones that are powered solely off of USB, can be fickle when you need to burn stuff. The power adapter is for that extra juice, and you'll need it. Any reason why you won't be using a slim drive? Much less power hungry.

    Well, when you attach the adaptor it should be 12v or 5v in. Then just extend a ground and a 12v/5v from PSU up there. That way, only on when CPU is on, and no need foer inverter with a DC-DC power supply.

    Many people power their touchscreens off of the PSU's molex as well so I'm sure they'll go the distance!
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    in my car i power my touchscreen from my m2, dead easy.

    on to you question about the slim drive.

    they are more expensive, cheapest one i found is 40.
    but then i have to buy the slim cd adapter to ide and then buy the IDE to USB adapter!

    Am i right?

    Ive only found SLIM CD->IDE, no SLIM CD->USB directly.

    Help?
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    Mine is a direct JAE50 to USB. It came with the external enclosure, and then you just pop it out of the enclosure. That adapter with the surroundings was like $15USD. The drive I got is a DVD burner and DVDRAM drive slot load slim thingamabobber and it was $79.99USD from NewEgg. A bit pricier, but well worth it. Also that tray will probably get annoying. After done burining it pops out the tray, and you'll scrape your hand on it maybe. Also, I'm always scared about flimsy stuff. I would go slot load. Desktop or otherwise, but slotload.
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    whats the JAE50 to USB adapter like?

    I've seen this in linitx.com, will it do? :-

    https://linitx.com/product_info.php?...roducts_id=829
    MSI KM4M-V Mobo -- AMD Athlon XP-M 1900+ -- 512MB DDR RAM -- LinITX 7" Touchscreen -- Seagate 8.4GB HDD -- LG DVDRW -- Onboard Graphics Card -- Onboard 5.1 surround sound -- Bluetooth Dongle -- RoyalTek Saphire GPS -- M2-ATX psu

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    I have a write upfront, use 4 core cable to extend the 5/12/gnd/gnd from pc to drive, connect 5v from drive power plug to the usb/ide adapter, as it also needed a 5v supply, then connect a long usb cable, problem solved.

    cost about 20$ for the usb/ide from ebay and the plugs cut off some old junk, usb cable I made from old alarm cable, nice and thin and bendy.
    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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    That is actually the same thing I have, but almost double the price at £13! It is great because it has two ports on the back. 1 that takes a regular usb cable (like a printer cable will work too, so you can make it extra long for cheap. Not proprietary), and the other 1 is a coaxial connector that can either plug into the wall, or into a mouse port (PS2) or USB port. THe second is just for power. Then you don't even need to extend a molex and guess, because you know where it goes. The PS2 adapter is what I use and it is a passthrough connector so you just plug it in and other than the fact it sticks out a bit, the port loses no functionality!
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