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Short depth DVD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lowsidex2, 13 Nov 2003.

  1. Lowsidex2

    Lowsidex2 Member

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    Looking for something shorter than the standard(ish) 7.5 inches. THIS is the shortest I found at 6.7 inches. Anyone find/have one shorter?
     
  2. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom New Member

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    6.7 inches isn't bad, considering a disc is 4.75 inches. What are you having trouble with?

    Could a slim DVD work, or a slot loading one?

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    http://www.directron.com/dw224e.html about 5.75 long (12.9 cm)

    That is probably the shortest you'll see a drive.
     
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  3. Lowsidex2

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    That's like a laptop drive....and yeah I could mod that into a plexi case or something but $262 is a bit steep. The longer one I have right now is going to get in the way of a long resevior I want to run through the middle of my case.
     
  4. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    I got a liteon cd writer a couple of weeks ago and that is very short. not sure how short but a lot less than normal. I presume they do dvd drives as well.
     
  5. ConKbot of Doom

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  6. Lowsidex2

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    Well giddie-yup cowboy! That just might be the ticket. Thanks!
     
  7. FullThrottleRic

    FullThrottleRic New Member

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    Yup, all the modern Lite-On's (both DVD, CDRW and DVDR) come in the same short box, I've not measured one but they are almost square when looking from the top.
     
  8. Tau

    Tau Sharingan!

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    Sony's DVD cdrw combo drive comes in the shorter box to iirc... its almost square
     
  9. Fruitloaf

    Fruitloaf Tinkerer

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    I've recently been looking at this too, about the shortest I could come up with was 17cmx14.5cm for a CDRW/DVD combo, I doubt a DVD only drive will be much if any smaller. Also given the size of an actual CD I doubt that you're going to get anything much smaller than this unless you use an external or slimline DVD, I think some of them are pretty titchy but you pay a pig premium.
     
  10. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Yep, the CRX225/230/300E drives are all nearly square from the top, which equals pretty short ;) And nice drives, too.
     

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