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Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:26 am

Hey guys,

Was wondering if it's possible to get a slim optical drive and a memory card reader with some sort of mount that will allow both to fit in a standard 5 1/4" optical drive bay?

Or even some sort of futeristic optical drive/memory card reader combo device! Does anything along these lines exist?

Basically i'm looking to put an SD card reader in my SFF PC but can't lose the optical drive.

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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:32 am

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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:38 am

Interesting post. I don't know of any combo drives myself, but I did stumble across this microSD card reader that is so small you probably wouldnt notice it plugged into a front USB port. Something like that might work?
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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:11 pm

Hrm interesting. I like that mounting bracket.. could definitely work with that.

However with optical drives still being necessary (imo) and memory cards being so cheap now, i'm surprised that there's combo optical/memory card device type thing on the market..
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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:25 pm

suicidemonkey wrote:Hrm interesting. I like that mounting bracket.. could definitely work with that.

However with optical drives still being necessary (imo) and memory cards being so cheap now, i'm surprised that there's combo optical/memory card device type thing on the market..

Google tells me that BTC made one almost 10 years ago, but couldn't find anything recent.
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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:30 pm

I agree, optical drives are still just necessary enough to be annoying, at least for the time being. They can't die soon enough IMO.

I rarely use my card reader anymore. I just plug the device into my computer with the included USB cable and transfer that way. Open up your device or dig out a cable...as long as you dont have too many devices with proprietary cables, I just leave my cable plugged into my computer all the time and stuff it back behind the computer when I'm done.

That and a slim optical drive/ card reader combo would probably be a pricey niche product. Most people that need/want both will have two dive bays available. (SFF HTPCs being the exception obviously) Looks like morphine has the winning entry.
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Re: Optical drive + memory card reader

Postposted on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:35 pm

Yeah optical media (at least in its current form) needs to die ASAP. I tried to go without one but got sick of digging out my slow external optical drive.

Anyways, think i'll go with that bracket. Thanks for the info guys.
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