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    any supplier in the US? plan on working on this next weekish and want the parts to have the highest change of getting here early. Sorry to be so picky.


    also could you comment on howd you power you USB hubs? and which one you are using?


    many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdevil
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    - Interface IDE cable for USB 2.0, FireWire 1394a

    its basically the same thing as what we are trying to do. 300 for that is over kill since 99% of the time i know i wont be burning anything in my car when i have a desktop at home.


    now where can i get those laptop to ide adapters. i found an plentiful amount of the ide to USB ones.


    thank you all for the great input
    http://www.dfwdepot.com/osc/product_...products_id=90
    This is the last time I search for you.

    Notice at the bottom, it lists the optional adapter for an additional $10.99...

    And you want a slim slot-load DVD-ROM only drive? Good luck.
    Manufacturers aren't making drives that don't write anymore. There's no point, really.
    The only difference between a writer and a reader is a logic board. So for a logic board that's maybe $1 or 2 more to produce and result in $50-150 more in profit (depending on configuration, retailer markup, etc), why would you bother going back to the DVD-ROM?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    i'm also searching for a slot loading slimline cdrom (dvd-rom isn't needed, but would be fun)

    i'm searching for the cheapest one possible, note i live in belgium so ebay isn't an option for me

    greetz

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    I bought a slim cd-rom and all the adapters.... and the entire thing ended miserabley...
    The slim to ide adapter wouldnt mount onto the cd because the case of the slim-cd was sticking out too far, so i had to rip off the back faceplate.
    Then it wouldnt mount correctly so i had to turn it upside down, so that the adapter stuck out to the side like 3 inches, and wouldnt fit into my car like i had wanted.....
    then
    ...i gave in
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    If you HAVE to have a slim-slot driver that reads DVD, and want to mount it up front, I believe this is the cheapest way to go. (Anyone feel free to comment or add)
    Cheapest Slim slot DVD drive:

    http://www.dfwdepot.com/osc/product_...products_id=90
    $157.00

    Laptop slim-slot connector to IDE adaptor:

    http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?src=PW&item=60586
    $17.00

    IDE to USB 2.0 adapter:

    http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/produc...tem=12-107-107
    $38.00

    TOTAL: $212.00

    Correct? anyone see any other way to mount a slim-slot DVD in the dash, 6-15 feet away from the motherboard?
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    or instead of the ide to usb adapter.. you could shoot for a 3.5 usb2 enclosure... you just unscrew the casing, and viola(sp)...?...!
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    So, Drive----> Laptop IDE to Standard IDE converter----> External USB cage.
    How about this.. http://216.136.224.156/hoct12/usb20exenfor.html
    It could be taken apart, and the cables removed, to fit it in the dash.
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    The drive that Snootch post is probably all your going to find. Another option is the Pioneer 107S but that is not a slim drive. It's a normal 5-1/4" drive but it only costs about $40 after s&h. Those are my two option that I too am looking at.

    Derek

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    Good read here.

    I dont know what most people call "slim drives", are these the same as notebook drives?

    Because I was looking at one DVD/CDR notebook drive the other day, and it didnt have the IDE connector, not even the ntoebook HD-type IDE connector. I've looked at the links on this thread, but I'm not sure if that was the connector I saw the other day.

    Is there a difference? And will I be able to use the notebook DVD/CDR drive with my desktop using this slim CD -> IDE adapter?

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    There is an easier way you guys...

    You dont have to go slim cd--> Standard IDE--->IDE to USB convertor

    Just purchase one of those Laptop CDROM enclosures that has a USB interface. I got mine at Bixnet

    http://www.bixnet.com/usenforslcdd.html

    I didn't want to tap into the power of my PSU so I spent 10 bux at radioshack and got one of their Cigaratte lighter adapters. I then gutted it and hardwired it to the power.

    My solution worked perfectly and could probably work perfect for you CADENCE since you are limited in space.

    I mounted mine vertically in the center console. I only had a very little space to mount it in so I couldn't have this big chip sticking out the back. The link that i gave you looks like a newer model than mine but i would bet that it has the same internals. The curciutry is actulally to boards connected by a short cable.

    This worked for me and saved an additional conversion
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