Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Looking for a slot-loading Blu Ray reader for an HTPC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for a slot-loading Blu Ray reader for an HTPC

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I've seen slot-loading blu-ray burners for $160, and I can get a blu-ray reader that fits in a 5.25" bay with an ejectable tray for like $60, but I for the life of me can't find just a 5.25" blu-ray reader that is slot-loading for anything under $150.

Surely someone in the HTPC crew knows where I can get one. Preferably SATA. I'm trying to build a new HTPC using a SilverStone Fortress FT-03B case.
post #2 of 5
The Digistor slot-loading drive is pretty much your only option. Is there any reason you want a slot-loading drive vs an ejectable tray? Because $100 extra for aesthetics is kinda crazy.
post #3 of 5
You could use a bay adapter ( http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=130_151_257&products_id=27750 ) and slot loading drive for ~ $100 , other than that, I don't believe they currently make a 5.25" slot loading blu ray reader.

*edit* I thought the FT03B could only use a slim drive as it has an adapter anyway?
Edited by appleg33k85 - 6/12/13 at 8:36am
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5

get a laptop drive on ebay? thats prolly the only way to get slot br for under $100

 
Compact Splash
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Compact Splash
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
This is where I buy my slot-load Blu-ray burners. These guys are very reliable and in the USA.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230957391370

Other than that, I get my slot-load BD-ROMs in bulk from China.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HTPC
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › HTPC › Looking for a slot-loading Blu Ray reader for an HTPC