One CD-ROM drive: $18.99
Some wire and electrical tape: $2.50
Installing a CD-ROM drive to use as a CD player in your car: priceless.
Ok, so it’s DIY, but maybe not a DIY you’d really want to do. This little project is certainly a choice, but if you are so inclined and find you have the need, but not the budget, you can probably whip this one up yourself.
I’m not sure how well this would work though, there’s not much buffering on a drive like this so the slightest bump will probably cause your CD to skip. You’ll also need a IDE drive, since the power connections are different for a SATA. For more of these, shall we say, creative projects, click on over to “There I fixed it“.