IDE and DVD drive cabling problem
Having done a :search: for the topic at hand, unfortunately I don't think anyone has done something similar to my little project, so I will post this thread and hopefully not get flamed to much for being a complete n00b!
My carputer project is in my 1984 austin mini, and I have decided to put the mini computer in my boot(trunk :rolleyes: ), as it will be closest there to my GPS mouse (on parcelshelf), invertor and battery (yes - battery IS in boot)
But I am wanting to put my dvd drive in the space where my head unit used to be - in my center console up front. So my question is, does anyone know if you should restrict the length of IDE cables between motherboards and devices and how long maximum should you extend IDE cables if "yes"?
Also, does anyone forsee any problems with extending a power cable from the power supply in my boot to the front of my car? (the length will be about 2 metres for both the power cable and IDE cables)