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Modding cd possition

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Zoomer, 25 Nov 2003.

  1. Zoomer

    Zoomer What's a Dremel?

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    i'm going to be starting my latest project in the new year and need to get as much down as possible.

    is there any reason why i should stick to putting my cd drives horezontaly. It would make life easier and the design would work better if they where vertical for this case.

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    PS.

    do you know any good slot loading DVD and CDRW Drives
     
  2. ArsoN

    ArsoN What's a Dremel?

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    You'll have to check your optical drives have the little ridges around the CD tray to hold it upright (I haven't seen one that doesn't in almost 6 years), but other than that, I can see no problem what so ever.

    As for slot loading drives, I think most people use the Pioneer A106(?), I know it's pioneer anyway. :p
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    A good slot loading DVD/CD-RW combo drive is the Panasonic CW-8122-BPN laptop drive (use an adapter to fit to standard IDE).

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    You can buy it :here:.

    Find a review :here:.
     
  4. Zoomer

    Zoomer What's a Dremel?

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    intresting but i'm looking for somthign a bit faster then 24x reading of normal cd's
     
  5. Deca

    Deca What's a Dremel?

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    the pioneer slot loading dvd drive metioned above is pretty good. i use one atm.
     
  6. Gedron

    Gedron What's a Dremel?

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    Why? Seriously.. aside from 1 time copy of large files I don't see the advantage. Maybe software instllas go fractionally faster.. but can't be by much. If we were talking about a burner I'd understand it more.
     
  7. Bossman

    Bossman What's a Dremel?

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    Nice, but perhaps a little too expensive.

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  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Hey, you makes your choice and you pays your price. :D
     
  9. Visualaid

    Visualaid What's a Dremel?

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    i was also thinking about this.

    i just got a hold of a compaq black bezel 24x cd drive ultra thin laptop for only £6 including p+p from a thinkpad w00t!
     
  10. [t0rc]

    [t0rc] What's a Dremel?

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    Hands down go with the Pioneer 160s. Its superbly stable and you won't need any adapters or anything for it.
     
  11. Deca

    Deca What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, and its nice and easy to take apart and put back together again :D
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Noisy bugger, though.
     
  13. Bossman

    Bossman What's a Dremel?

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    Your best bet is to buy an old laptop, i was offered one for about £30, could have used the CD, Hard drive, floppy and keyboard but i couldnt be bothered doing the mod in the end.

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