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But, but.... where does the floppy go?
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Standard 5.25" Optical drives are mostly empty space...

I got a low profile slot-load ODD and is 1/5 the volume.... really important in SFF builds.
This. I have to add, they are a little late on the concept. Modders have been doing this for years. Like mine below...

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post #73 of 102
What the ****?
I had a 5.25" slot-loading DVD drive years ago =/
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I have mixed feelings about slot loaders, I hope they don't use brushes at the entry point, as a very hot DVD or CD that just got burned ejecting could get marred...

I like the idea, would be great for HTPCs and smaller form factor Desktop PCs...

But I'm not unhappy with the pinhole ejection option for stuck drives...

If the CD/DVD gets stuck you're more or less screwed no?
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I've always wanted a slot loader. Hopefully I can get a logoless one too.
Same
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Originally Posted by Simple_echo View Post
We are, and we aren't. Many people have data caps on their internet connection. Kinda hard to sell products when the customer can't use it, or is limited to how much of the product they can buy.
Good point. I do hope the pricing on these will be cheap or competiviely priced.

Since its slimmer, they should add memory card readers or usb ports to fit the size.
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My friend has had one for years now
    
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I like logos, it keeps my PC from looking bland.
One person I built a PC for believes they have a "ASUS" desktop and the model is "Lightscribe" because the only logos on the case are on the DVD burner. I tried to correct them once, but gave up when they would not let go of it.
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Pioneer made some slot loaders back in early 2000ish. Of course they were high then.
Yeah I remember those, in fact I had one. Notice the emergency eject hole?



What is it that causes them to scratch discs more than a trayloader would? I've noticed that my Sony in-car CD changes scratches disks, and that uses mini-trays in the cartridge.
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Yeah I remember those, in fact I had one. Notice the emergency eject hole?

*snip*

What is it that causes them to scratch discs more than a trayloader would? I've noticed that my Sony in-car CD changes scratches disks, and that uses mini-trays in the cartridge.
Mostly it's due to dirty disks being inserted. All it takes is a single grain of dirt/sand/metal/etc. to get lodged in the brushes and scratches ensue. They really aren't made for dirty environments such as vehicles. That doesn't stop manufacturers from putting them there though.
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