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Thread: slim dvd vs. regular dvd

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    slim dvd vs. regular dvd

    any reason why people are using slim drives vs. regular? just size?

    my concern is power... one told me that the only thing that will power a full size drive is an opus... will a pw70 handle a regular DVD + 3.5" 5400rpm HD?

    or isn't power consumption between the 2 types any different?

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    Regular 5.25" DVD-ROM 25 watts.
    Slim DVD-ROM 7 watts.

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    oh... and when looking for a slim drive... will ANY laptop drive work... i just need to get a slim/IDE adapter?

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    But, why get an optical drive. I transfer my music files and movies over firewire. My CarPC has no optical drive..

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alric
    But, why get an optical drive. I transfer my music files and movies over firewire. My CarPC has no optical drive..

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    playing DVDs (although rarely)

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    I think he wants to play DVDs
    This post college life is a real drag

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybermob2
    oh... and when looking for a slim drive... will ANY laptop drive work... i just need to get a slim/IDE adapter?
    That is usually correct. My Dell drives are a little different, but all the ones out of the old Compaqs I have ($15 each!) are stand slim line ATAPI connectors that fit the adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybermob2
    any reason why people are using slim drives vs. regular? just size?

    my concern is power... one told me that the only thing that will power a full size drive is an opus... will a pw70 handle a regular DVD + 3.5" 5400rpm HD?

    or isn't power consumption between the 2 types any different?
    Sproggy mk3.5 can handle a HDD and a full size DVD drive... Search the forum for details

    mastero

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    I think he wants to play DVDs
    I suppose it could be more convenient, but I keep several DVD movies in the hard drive and transfer them by firewire without an optical drive.

    Cheers,

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    Where is a good place to get inexpensive slim DVD drives?

    What about extended lenth cables, as my carpc will be about a 8-10ft cable run from the dash?

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