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    Just found this website.... http://store.yahoo.com/directron/excdromcdbox.html
    It's am IDE enclosure that converts to USB. Would be good for anyone with a USB capable laptop or the computer mounted in the back wanting peripherals in the front.....

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    This has been discussed before, and I think it was decided (help me out here guys) that USB isnt fast enough for DVD, or the the conversion from IDE to USB loses data, or something to that effect. That, and the fact that those units are $80 usually turns people off
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    Ahhhh

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    right, usb is not fast for video. the best is like 320xsomething (240?)....can't do 640X480. Well you could, but it will look crappy.

    IEEE-1394 (FireWire) can do DVD (at least 640X480) just fine.

    I have 4 FireWire (Maxtor) 80GB 12VDC HDs for use in the car and they run perfectly...1394->IDE. That's all there is for a conversion and I'm sure with the right drivers, you could have DVD via FireWire sometime in the near future (if not already).

    Another note, USB High Capacity HDs do not function properly due to USB issues. There is a fix, but I don't know what that is.

    FireWire is your best bet for high speed transfers such as DVD.


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