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Old 10-16-2006, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know of any good slot-load cd drives for PC ? I can't find one anywhere.
Preferrably black.

Edit.
I found a plextor slot load, but thats 146.99

Anything cheaper?
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i tried looking for one as well, found the same thing a while back when it was like 160 or so..... i wanted it really badly cause it was a slot load, but no, i couldn't find anything else

EDIT: btw i would lower the starting price of that ebay listing in your sig

EDITEDIT: oooh, it has "bundled items"...... gotchya
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is there any particular reason you need/want a slot load cd drive
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well because it is a... SLOT LOAD. it has "dude that is cool"written all over it. LOL
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im not gonna lie. its pretty sweet looking.
That and it is apparently a really good burner (plextor)
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it is cooler, or classier looking

trade offs and benefits...

less wear on the drive, no large motors to eject, etc. Less chance of drive damage when the tray is extended.

trade offs...discs can actually incur more damage via scratches. Tray load drives...if the motor fails you can manually eject or pull out...not as easy if the eject mechanism fails on a slot load.
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it is cooler, or classier looking

trade offs and benefits...

less wear on the drive, no large motors to eject, etc. Less chance of drive damage when the tray is extended.

trade offs...discs can actually incur more damage via scratches. Tray load drives...if the motor fails you can manually eject or pull out...not as easy if the eject mechanism fails on a slot load.
And you can't use "mini" discs.
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