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Storage Slot-loading Disk Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Moyo2k, 4 Aug 2009.

  1. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    You know them, the disk drives that "eat" your disk as you insert them, so how do I get one of those for my PC eh? I NEED ONE!!! NEEED... not need but want very very very badly

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's called a slot-loading drive. Not many still around now, but yeah, they're awesome.
     
  3. LatinSpirit

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  4. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Ty for quick response, that scan one is a bit pricey, nothing more than £35 please
     
  5. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    There is quite a few dvd slot drives on ebay for under 30 quid. Just search "slot loading".
     
  6. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    All slimline, how would I go about modding it to fit a normal 5.25" bay
     
  7. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Make a bracket for it i guess.
     
  8. simonw

    simonw New Member

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    I have a side question, is there a difference between slot loading or traditional tray loading drives on their reliability (mechanically speaking when loading/ejecting discs).
     
  9. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Well there is a bit more can go wrong with slot loading...
    A bit more difficult to fix too.
     
  10. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    I dont see how they would be too unreliable. Car CD players have been using slot load drive for years. The PS3 uses a slot load drive. Can't be too bad.

    They are really cool drives, but not very easy to find for low price.
     
  11. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Ive been looking for a slimline slotload bluray drive for a customer project, the only place i seem to find them are on ebay, all of them are from hong kong or similar and are about £80 which isnt too bad really.

    I have a full size slot loader at work, i managed to break it they really dont like dust :duh: its a pioneer dvd106s theres 1 HERE i doubt itll make alot of money tbh.
     
  12. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    So how do I fit a slimeline drive in a 5.25" Bay?
     
  13. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    May i suggest that you read the replies instead of spamming?


    ... or just buy the Plextor.
     
  14. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    and how do I go about doing that? Just buy a bezel?

    as for the kelp, the thread was dropping :D :D :D so I gave it a lift back to the top
     
  15. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    I don't see why slot-loaders would be any less reliable than tray drives?
    At least all their mechanisms are located inside the device itself unlike trays sticking out and getting knocked etc.

    I'm pretty sure you can buy adapters to take a laptop slot-loading drive in a 5 1/4" bay. :)
     
  16. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Do that and ill start locking threads or deleting posts.
     
  17. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Slot loading drives have a major disadventage though. No cup holder.
     
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  18. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Just joking, I didn't realise the moderators lacked a sense of humour... :eyebrow:
     
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    I've already deleted one :p:p

    We don't have humour.. we are ... not human :worried::cooldude:
     
  20. Moyo2k

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    eh em.... ok so how do I go about making a slimeline bracket
     

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