Originally Posted by Raider1284
I can only find pulled out laptop drives on ebay. Was hoping to find a legitimate desktop drive for this HTPC of mine. Thanks though.
Pioneer used to make normal 5¼" slot load optical drives over a decade ago. These days you can only find slot load slim drives.
You can actually buy those bay adapters and the drives separately, if it is more price advantageous. There are quite a few on the market, such as this one for $15
. I had an aluminum one from Lian Li that cost a bit more. Here are pics of mine. I used a Panasonic slot load DVDRW.