Optical drive: Dell CA10N slot-load blu-ray drive from XPS laptop. It is SATA interface, so it should work in my build, right?
I got a broken radio so I have my bezel ready to hack up. No reports on the dimensions of that new 10" lilliput with the case removed?
that depends on where you will be installing the pc in relation to the dvd drive--according to wikipedia, the max allowable length of standard sata wires is 1m, or 3.3 ft
My concern was the compatibility, because it is a laptop slot-load drive, I was a little worried that it may have proprietary wiring. I just won that device on eBay, picked up the original ZBOX I mentioned (the Zacate version is VERY hard to find locally), a 64GB SSD & 2GB RAM. I'm gonna test it out on a spare monitor I have and see if I can get it all going. The lilliput will have to wait for me to sell my nav system.
Closing this thread...
Since I'm at the point of actually working on this project, I'm starting a worklog thread. I'm at the software stage because I want the PC to work before I put it into the car, but I'm salivating to get started on the fabrication.:nutz: