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    I recently purchased a panasonic slot loading slim line drive, but I never realized how the loading mechanism worked until I actually used it. Unlike the high end dvd decks you buy at the stereo shop, instead of "pulling" the disc in, it jerked it in. Thats fine and dandy, but now I'm in the market for another slim line drive and was wondering if anyone know of any which were "smooth loading" types?

    -Jason

  • #2
    what do you mean it jerks it in?

    Mine smoothly pulls it in.

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    • #3
      yea, my Panasonic (CW-8122-B) snatches the disc as well, rather than the smooth pulling action of my wife's stock car cd player. oh well
      Scott

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      • #4
        Don't get a Pioneer DVD-120S!

        Whatever you do, don't get a Pioneer DVD-120S. I know, that's a full size unit, but we're talking about slot loads with manners, right?

        It doesn't even snatch the disk. You have to shove the disk in 3/4 of the way, against mounting pressure, until the pressure gives and the disk pops in the rest of the way. If I'd have know, I would never have bought the drive. What a waste of money. I'd rather have a tray load drive than this thing!
        So far:
        M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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        • #5
          So a Mat****a DVD-ROM SR-8186 will gracefully "pull" it in.. Is it only available as a mac hack? Are there any others which pull it in?

          -Jason

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          • #6
            Agreed, I am looking for this as well, and have tried the Pioneer, man, that sucked!!!

            let us know what you all use........


            Ryan
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            • #7
              I assume by "graceful" you mean that you push the disk in far enough for the drive to sense it, and the drive pulls it in the rest of the way

              when you eject it does the same thing in reverse.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DodgeCummins
                I assume by "graceful" you mean that you push the disk in far enough for the drive to sense it, and the drive pulls it in the rest of the way

                when you eject it does the same thing in reverse.
                Exactly! I just want it to act like my car stereo CD player. It has manners. You insert the disc about 1/4 of the way and it senses it and pulls it in gently the rest of the way. When it spits it out, it does it slowly, and only spits it out far enough to easily get a hold of it, but doesn't fully release it until you grab it, so the CD's not flying around the car or anything.

                I know. I must be crazy to think that the manufacturers would use the same mechanism that they have been using for CD players for years!! Why would they do that, when they could make something that annoys the crap out of me!

                Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!

                Can you tell that I'm still ****ed about spending $37 on that stinking Pioneer drive? Thank God that I didn't spend a lot more on a slimline unit that did the same thing. That would have really F-ed me off.
                So far:
                M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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                • #9
                  So, how many "graceful" slim lines exist?

                  So far I've only heard that the panasonic one for the apple g4 "smoothly" pulls it in. Any others? I kinda don't want to make a custom face and mount for that thing..

                  -Jason

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                  • #10
                    I bought a pioneer slot load drive ages ago (full size) and loved it. Recently, however, I purchased a new pioneer slot load drive and this one snatches the cd, pretty annoyed. It just shows where companies have cut costs.

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                    • #11
                      I didn't realize there was any other type of slot load...
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                      • #12
                        Bump!

                        Anyone know of another good slot load, besides the apple G4 unit? There's gotta be a couple. Slimline or 5.25" - I don't care. I just want it to work without having to wrestle the discs in and out.
                        So far:
                        M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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                        • #13
                          I had one out of an old compaq it would grab the CD nicely and spit it out perfectly but the drive was defective.... thats too bad I guess! must be what you get for getting a compaq
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by owenjh
                            I had one out of an old compaq it would grab the CD nicely and spit it out perfectly but the drive was defective.... thats too bad I guess! must be what you get for getting a compaq
                            Thanks, but the only Compaq one's I've seen are only CD, rather than DVD. They did load nice, though.
                            So far:
                            M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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                            • #15
                              OT, but this thread reminds me of my friend's first iOmega ZipDrive back when those things just came out. Talk about a lack of smooth action... his drive would shoot the disk across the room, and eventually broke and stopped ejecting. The first time he showed me, the zip disk actually hit me pretty hard...

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