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    Ide/Atapi to Usb 2.0

    hello, i have a question on Ide/Atapi to Usb 2.0, i have this slim drive

    http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...5/en/specs.htm

    it uses an ide/atapi interface. i was wondering how can i use this drive in front of my car. i know that there are alot of ide to usb adapters out there

    http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=149

    but all of them require for the little connection of this drive to first be converted from atapi to ide and then use that adapter. isnt there an adapter that goes directly from atapi to usb. another question, powering it, since this drive doesnt have a dedicated power input, does the usb provide the power for it? thank you

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    come on guys, anybody?

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    You need to relax, man.
    The adapter you pointed out is for a laptop hard drive, not an optical drive.
    You need one of these:http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=92

    Alternatively, you could use one of these: http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=83 along with the IDE-USB adapter you specified, assuming the IDE connector would fit on the adapter.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    what about power? if i end up using that adapter, i can see that it has the power connection, do i have to plug in a power cable or does usb adapter provide power for it?

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