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Modding CD drive

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Isuo, 6 Mar 2005.

  1. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, so basically I'd like to know where could I get a CD drive without the rack, like the players in cars. You know what I mean, I hope.

    And before anyone of you starts asking: 'What does this have to do with modding?', I can say that actually this has nothing to do with modding, I just could't fit this anywhere else.
     
  2. mUrml

    mUrml What's a Dremel?

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    You are looking for a so called "slot in" drive, I know, cause I am aswell ;).
    But much to my annoyance they aren't being made anymore. I think because there was some trouble about them "shooting" the disc out.
    If you still want one, you'd have to buy is used, or you might be lucky to get an old one in a computer store.

    Instead you should buy yourself a slim line drive. This is where you click the cd on to the rack, in case of the drive should be mounted vertically.

    But good luck with the project, let me know if you find a slot in drive. :)
     
  3. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    The slim line drives are the ones laptops have?

    I will, don't worry.
     
  4. ehrnam45

    ehrnam45 What's a Dremel?

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    The only one that I know of still in production is the slimline UJ-8X5 series from panasonic. I've got a UJ-825 in my HTPC. It does all current formats except dual-layer. The UJ-845 is the newest version, the only difference being that the speeds are faster, and it supports dual layer. If you need it in a standard 5.25" bay, you can buy adapters from most rackmount server case dealers.

    Try HERE.

    Looks like they still make the 120 series too:
    121S

    hth
     
  5. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    Gee thanks man!
     
  6. ehrnam45

    ehrnam45 What's a Dremel?

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    no prob. i've got a htpc case that takes slim drives, and i just wasn't going to tolerate a tray loading type. :p the price has really come down on the slimlines too. they used to be US$250, but they float around $150 now.

    Oh, and if you're into DVD-RAM, the UJ-8X5 series do those too.
     
  7. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    ehrnam45 What's a Dremel?

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    wow, that's a great deal on that pioneer. i'm into DVD-RAM though, so it's not *quite* up to spec for me :p There's just something spectacular about drag and drop without all that silly pre-writing. :D
     
  9. Superlunchbox

    Superlunchbox What's a Dremel?

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    How about this. Not bad eh?
     
  10. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    Those are actually pretty cheap compared to the other ones. Btw, can anyone of you tell me why the slim lines' are so expensive compared to the other cd drives?
     
  11. mUrml

    mUrml What's a Dremel?

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    As the same reason laptops are more expensive.
    Harder to produce, not as many buyers as normal drives, and therefore not produced in such big quantity which means higher costs.

    Hope that helps :)
     
  12. Is it a question..

    Is it a question.. What's a Dremel?

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    i dont know if ive understood this correctly but hey, ill put my input in :thumb:

    if ur looking for a cd/dvd drive where there is a slot and not a drive tray for the cd/dvd then pioneer used to do them not long ago..... as far as i know they still do as my flat mate just got one in his pc. dont know if it helps. :wallbash: .......
     
  13. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    You understood my question right. So, could you kindly ask, from where he got it
    ? As UK is pretty close to Belgium and the shipment would be cheaper, than ordering it from the USA.
     

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