Looking for a slot loading desktop DVD burner

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#1

I’m the IT department for a small company, and one of my users is a bit of a klutz. Unfortunately, this person is in charge of burning brochure CDs and has managed to break two DVD burner trays. So I’m in the market for a slot loading DVD burner or perhaps combo CDRW/DVD drive for a desktop. But I can’t seem to find anything but tray loaders for desktops. Are slot loaders for desktops still made/sold?

edit: it looks like this question has already been asked recently, so I’m probably out of luck on internal slot loaders. http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/looking-quality-slot-loading-dvd-cd-burner-248958/


#2

[QUOTE=Troas;2118097]I’m the IT department for a small company, and one of my users is a bit of a klutz. Unfortunately, this person is in charge of burning brochure CDs and has managed to break two DVD burner trays. So I’m in the market for a slot loading DVD burner or perhaps combo CDRW/DVD drive for a desktop. But I can’t seem to find anything but tray loaders for desktops. Are slot loaders for desktops still made/sold?[/QUOTE]

AFAIK no :frowning:
But you can still use a slim type DVD RW drive with a special adapter, like this one


#3

Thanks for the quick reply. That looks like it would work, if you also got a mounting bracket like this: http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=11216

I did find one other possibility - the Plextor PX-716AL http://www.plextor.com/english/products/716AL.htm - but I’m not quite ready to spend $180 on a burner when a Lite-On DH-20AP4 can be had for $22.


#4

Go here they have a solution for you but it will be more expensive. about 89 bucks and some change.
http://www.digistor.com/


#5

There is no [I]inexpensive solution[/I], unless you find a Plextor PX-716AL somewhere out there.


#6

Post is old, but something like this may be interesting : http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00056964.html

Edit : sorry, already answered here http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=11216 :o


#7

[QUOTE=Troas;2118097]I’m the IT department for a small company, and one of my users is a bit of a klutz. Unfortunately, this person is in charge of burning brochure CDs and has managed to break two DVD burner trays. So I’m in the market for a slot loading DVD burner or perhaps combo CDRW/DVD drive for a desktop. But I can’t seem to find anything but tray loaders for desktops. Are slot loaders for desktops still made/sold?

edit: it looks like this question has already been asked recently, so I’m probably out of luck on internal slot loaders. http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/looking-quality-slot-loading-dvd-cd-burner-248958/[/QUOTE]

The only slot-loading 5.25 (internal) desktop drive that I know is from DIGISTOR.

They have slot-load desktop optical drive solutions, be it DVD or Blu-ray.

[ul]
[li]DIGISTOR 5.25" Slot-load DVD burner for desktops[/li][li]DIGISTOR 5.25" Slot-load Blu-ray burner for desktops[/li][/ul]
They also sell the bezel kits for DIY-ing, if you have a slimline slot-load drive from a notebook that you want to convert for desktop.