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Old 05-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend and I are making a custom computer in a gutted retro turntable. The turntable includes a CD player we gutted out and we wanted to use the slot the CD player was in for a DVD/CD-RW drive. The problem is that the drive doesn't fit very well in the slot so we decided to use a slim disc drive, similar to the ones in laptop computers. We found a few on newegg.com but we are not familiar with the interface for the drives. Here's one we are thinking of using.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131254

Anyways, we've never seen the interface before and we don't know enough to find or build a converter. Can someone help us?

We were also thinking of getting a slim external drive and modify the USB or Firewire interface to connect directly to the motherboard's USB or Firewire pins. The problem with that is that external drives are pretty expensive and we will also have to find the pin connectors.
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in the description it says the interface is ide
maybe the connection it shows is power maybe sata??????
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http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=160005

here ya go i found exactly what you need
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Wow. That was really quick. Thank you so much!
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glad to help post some pics of that thing when your done
should be pretty cool looking
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