Slimline Optical (DVD) drives to mini-PC



Hey all,

I’m building a mini-ITX PC which is basically intended for travel/car use. Currently I have the LCD and have found a good supplier for the mainboard.

However, at the moment I’m having some issues with finding an appropriate DVD drive+Power supply. Small form power supplies (200W) are available - which should power the board+drive, but it’s recommended against putting a standard size DVD-ROM in a car.

Most slimline DVD-ROMs are either external or non-IDE (laptop style). The non-IDE can be converted, but I was wondering if anyone has had success with a standard DVD drive, or knows where a good place to get a DVD or CD/RW DVD slimline drive would be - preferable with an IDE connector so I don’t have to adapt from the laptop-style.