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Old 12-23-01, 04:13 PM
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slot or tray?

i'm looking at getting a DVD drive for my computer and have my eyes on a Pioneer drive. there is a choice between the tray or slot loading drives. so why should i pay the extra money for the slot loader, and does a slot drive have problems with the mini CDs?
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A mini CD won't work in a slot loader. I've heard of some adapter but never saw one.
Old 12-23-01, 06:59 PM
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I never tried a mini CD for cdrom or dvdrom but I like the slot loading format. It's really a personal perference.
Old 12-23-01, 09:53 PM
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and if you have kids
you would be surprised and how quick post it notes, cheese, etc... gets fed into that slot
much easier to deal with these problems with a tray

sure... you dont use mini cds.. but the as soon as you buy a slot loader, you will receive something really cool on a mini cd
thats murphy's law for you
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Originally posted by twikoff
and if you have kids
you would be surprised and how quick post it notes, cheese, etc... gets fed into that slot
much easier to deal with these problems with a tray

sure... you dont use mini cds.. but the as soon as you buy a slot loader, you will receive something really cool on a mini cd
thats murphy's law for you
i was thinking on the same lines. i don't have kids, but with my luck something really really cool would come to me on a mini cd right after i bought a slot loader. i've never had a problem with a tray before so i think i'll stick with it.
Old 12-24-01, 08:07 AM
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Originally posted by sleepykid

i've never had a problem with a tray before so i think i'll stick with it.
not to mention.. when you dont have a cd in there.. you have a great place to store you coke
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i'm a little concerned that a slot feeder will scratch the disk? is this a reasonable fear? i mean, how does it grab the cd and not scratch it as its pulling it in?

anyway, i like the idea of a slot but i'd probably get a tray. i just got a disc from sony on a 3" cd. (but i also have an 5" adapter )
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Originally posted by young
i'm a little concerned that a slot feeder will scratch the disk? is this a reasonable fear? i mean, how does it grab the cd and not scratch it as its pulling it in?

anyway, i like the idea of a slot but i'd probably get a tray. i just got a disc from sony on a 3" cd. (but i also have an 5" adapter )
this can happen (the scratching)

we have had systems brought to us that have had all different types of parts crammed in it.. always fun to have to dig that stuff out of there

and have seen some that internal parts get bent and damage the cds as they slide in


but with trays..
we have had alot of people break them off
or not get a cd seated correctly, then try to close it, and force it, to the point of damaging the cd

and yes.. i seriously have had one person who spilled their drink all over their machine when the tray closed.. Im assuming the person was just being a smartass by using it as a cup holder

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