[quote=sfokt;2062139]The reason I need this is because the standard adapters are a bit too large (usually they are as high as normal CD/DVD drives, which kills the point of having a smaller drive, I think)[/quote]There is no point with a smaller drive unless you want to build some ultra-compact system.
and I wanted to have a slim drive exactly because I will only have that much space in my case. Moreover, the distance from the DVD to the motherboard will be a bit more than a standard IDE cable has
This is a really strange construction If the distance is that large (standard IDE cable has to be 46 cm (18")), then there should be enough space for a Half-Height drive.
Is it maybe possible to get a m-f extension cable for the slim DVD IDE standard? So that I could place this whole adapter somewhere else in the case?
Dell and HP/Compaq had slim desktop systems with slim drives installed. Maybe you can get a cable as spare part.
In case of USB, you can buy an external slim drive and rip it apart in order to install it internally using USB connection then. But it is not sure, if you can boot off such a unit.
Would you mind pointing me in the right direction then, because I tried to google some Half-Height recorders, but all I found were actually 41.3mm high, while a slim one is only 12mm - where can I find any that would have a size similar to a slim DVD rec?[/quote]The formfactors of optical drives are standardized:
Half-Height is ~ 41 mm high,
Slim is 12,5 mm and
Ultra-Slim is 9,5 mm.