Slot Loading Blu-ray drive for HTPC

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs' started by Raider1284, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Raider1284

    Raider1284 Senior member

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    I just recently built my first HTPC and I was hoping to install a slot loading blu-ray drive into this machine (mini-itx case) but cant find one for the life of me.

    Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/DIGISTOR-5-25-.../dp/B002SYJO9Y but that has blu-ray support.

    Does anyone know if this exists?
     
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    assassin24 HTPC Moderator

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    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.
     
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    assassin24 HTPC Moderator

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    I am really confused why you are looking for a fill thickness slot loading drive. Kind of defeats the purpose, imo.
     
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    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.

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    that looks almost perfect Zap, thanks! It looks like the one in your picture isnt the one from the performance-pc site you linked to. Is the bay adapter in your pic a custom unit?

    Raider
     
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