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    CD drive....

    Is it possible to convert an ide optical drive to run off USB?
    I want to have an optical drive built into a desk I am making for my A2 tech project but do not want the bulk of an external drive.

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    A USB to IDE adaptor will do the trick....some come supplied with power adaptors, some don't, so you may want to look into that sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Voralberg
    Buy an external shell and rip out the converter ?
    Or buy a 5&1/4 inch external housing and simply hook it up?

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    That's what I initially thought dave, but then it wouldn't be any different from an external drive in the first place, and he doesn't want the bulk of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatalSaviour
    That's what I initially thought dave, but then it wouldn't be any different from an external drive in the first place, and he doesn't want the bulk of that
    well then your suggestion would be right, though you may aswell go for the 5&1/4 one as he then wont have to make the brackets etc to mount it

    but yes, I should read the OP more closely

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87
    as he then wont have to make the brackets etc to mount it
    mounting brackets are far too complicated for me, I shall probably just continue my current roll of just using a hell of a lot of west systems' epox to hold it in place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
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