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    Smile Slim Dvd Drive or Fat drive?

    Ok well anyone who has a Dvd drive in their carputer advise is wanted

    Will the "fat" dvd-rom drives skip?...and is it much better to get a slim dvd drive?

    Also i want to get an INTERNAL "fat" dvd drive from frys for like 17$ (sweet price) and stick it in the compartment between the two front seats and run the IDE and power wires to my carputer under the passenger seat. Does that sound like a good idea? I mean the carputer is not father than like 1 foot.
    Do you guys think thats a smart way to go?

    Thanks

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    better to get the slim dvd drive but a normal fatty will do just fine. It's just a power hungry fat pig of a dvd
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Get a slim... try to stay away from the "computer" look in the car. Slim ones fit in better. I'd say get a slot load slim. that way you don't have to worry about any tray

    thanks for the drivers
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    Definately look at slot load for either the fat pig or the slim....it just makes it so much easier and more pleasant to look at. I wish my cdrw/dvd was a slot load Slim is easy due to its low power and quietness...the regular drives are typically loud and you will need to supply them with 12v and 5v instead of just the 5v that the small drive needs. Just my $.02
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    Another thing to consider is POWER! The fat optical drives suck down the wattage. Fat drives use about 5 to 10 times as much as the slim drives. So you need to figure for that.
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    You guys never mention anything about the skipping factor...Does the slim 1 have just as good of a buffer as the fat 1? I don't have a slim 1 so I can't say anything about the slim...But as for the fat...That's what I have...Pioneer slot-loaded DVD and I'll tell you 1 thing...It doesn't matter how big a pothole I ran through...that sucka still spinning perfectly. It's a little load when the cabin is quiet...But as for skipping problem...None.

    Also, I mounted that thing horizontally....Don't know if vertical mount will cause more skipping as vertical mount means the lens is also fighting against gravity and pothole. Don't know if that will contribute to skipping...just my opinion...

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    Great great great! i think since i calculated on VIA website my my opus is only being sucked 30W..i can spare some on a Fat piggy slot dvd drive...i hope its not too loud...but the subs will take car eof that))))))))))))) HEEHEHEHHEHE i love opus!
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    this thread is great. It just further reinforces what i know about these, but I STILL DONT HAVE ONE. Because I cant find one siutable in australia!
    I have around $150 in mind to spend on one for the car, but as yet have not found one! I dont want to order from USA, it will cost too much.

    anyone have a clue?

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    Red face um...well you can order a dvdrom drive from anywhere for like 40$

    um...well you can order a dvdrom drive from anywhere for like 40$
    try outpost.com
    or somwhere else where they ship to Australia
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    pfft, outpost.com...that was a pretty useless lead:P

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