Ideally I would like to get the whole package to fit in 6"x7"x1.75" acrylic box. Due to size constraints, I was thinking a 2.5" pata drive. However, if I could get a 3.5" pata drive to run off of the car's power system, that would more than make up for the difference in size. The only cables I want coming out of this box would be 12v leads and a USB cable. If I find a really tiny DC/AC inverter, I might be able to make it work and keep it all in one box.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things than to take rank with those poor timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

-USMC Corporal Hess Sherrod B:6/6/84 D:4/6/09 I miss you, my brother.