Any info. on a slot-loading 9.5mm-height BD-ROM drive?

Hey guys,

I was just wondering if anyone knew anything or could speculate as to why there aren’t any 9.5mm-height Blu-Ray drives for notebook computers. I’m specifically looking for a SATA model, but I couldn’t find any information on any models both IDE or SATA. I searched on google and came up with one hit- that Panasonic apparently was shipping samples of a drive in late 2007, with the intention of demoing the drive at CES 2008. However, I could not find any information beyond this, which doesn’t make sense if they had a fully working drive 1.5 years ago. I’m not specifically looking to buy one at this point, but I’m curious as to why no one seems to make one.

What about the Sony Nec Optiarc

edit: opps you said “Slot Load” my bad…

I have only seem USB Slot load BD drives (Panasonic)