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    Default CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Hello all,

    I am just wondering, are all of notebook's drive are the same size? I am asking this because I thinking to upgrade my notebook's cdrw/dvd combo drive to dvd-rw drive. I know some notebooks may require for you to remove the fateplate of the old drive and put it on the new drive, thats no problem for me.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    I think width is standard, but height is variable.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Well then, I guess I have to messure my drive. Thanks.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Most of them are the standard 12.8mm.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    The Dell uses a standard 12.7mm drive. Only ThinkPads and a few others use the super slim drives to help keep them thin. Another option would get an external desktop drive which will offer better speed and quality unless you are planning on burning while on the go.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Quote Originally Posted by zazonz
    Another option would get an external desktop drive which will offer better speed and quality unless you are planning on burning while on the go.
    Too bad, I already have one. BenQ DVDRW with lightscribe. I bought a USB enclosure and that drive, so I can make it into a external drive and saved me some $$$.

    Anyway, I will keep that, 12.7mm, info in my mind once I have decided to upgrade. Thanks all.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Btw, where is a good place to buy these notebook drive? Because I havent seen much, like in newegg.com.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    NewEgg is a good place. You can also pick up an enclosure for your BenQ there as well.

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    I'm pretty sure they're all the same except for super slims.

    Only difference is in the encasing and rails used for certain laptop brands like Asus does with their models.
    ASUS Z70Va | 15.4" WSXGA+ | Intel Pentium-M 760 | 1GB DDR2 667Mhz Apacer | 1GB DDR2 Corsair 667MHz | CD-RW/DVD | Western Digital Scorpio WD800VE 80Gb 5400RPM 8Mb Cache | ATI Mobility Radeon x700 128Mb DDR | Atheros AR5006XS A/B/G~

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    Default Re: CD/DVD Drives, Are all the same size?

    Thanks guys.

    JC

 

 

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