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    Does anyone have one of these drives? It's a Panasonic CDRW/DVDRW Slimline, Slot Load drive, model UJ815B.

    http://www.sncomputers.com/index.php...11477280eadf6c

    What I want to know is if the disc loads nicely. By that I mean that does the drive snatch the disc, does it have to be forced to pop into the drive, or does it act like most car CD player and nicely take the disc in after you insert it an inch or two.

    I know this sounds very nit-picky, but the drive is $265, and I don't want to waste that much money to find out. I already wasted $37 on a full size Pioneer slot load that I hate, and I don't want to repeat that experience.

    Thanks!
    Tom
    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

  • #2
    Originally posted by tom2112
    Does anyone have one of these drives? It's a Panasonic CDRW/DVDRW Slimline, Slot Load drive, model UJ815B.

    http://www.sncomputers.com/index.php...11477280eadf6c

    What I want to know is if the disc loads nicely. By that I mean that does the drive snatch the disc, does it have to be forced to pop into the drive, or does it act like most car CD player and nicely take the disc in after you insert it an inch or two.

    I know this sounds very nit-picky, but the drive is $265, and I don't want to waste that much money to find out. I already wasted $37 on a full size Pioneer slot load that I hate, and I don't want to repeat that experience.

    Thanks!
    Tom
    Hey Tom,

    What is the model number of your Pioneer? I'm thinking of buying one..

    Thanks
    Jason

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    • #3
      Originally posted by infrared
      Hey Tom,

      What is the model number of your Pioneer? I'm thinking of buying one..

      Thanks
      Jason
      The Pioneer unit that I have is the DVD-120S. I don't like it because you have to push the disc in against mounting pressure. Once the disc is in about 3/4 of the way, the pressure breaks and the disc pops in the rest of the way. I just wanted it to work like most car CD players.

      From what I understand the older model, Pioneer DVD-106S, was much better - at least as far as loading is concerned. But they are hard to find. Just about all the full size slot load DVD drives out there are DVD-120S units.
      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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      • #4
        A Panasonic UJ-815-B is on its way to my place...it should arrive sometime after christmas...perhaps I'll have to wait till next year...
        I'll tell you about its slot loading mechanism when I have tested it :-)

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        • #5
          Bought my slim slot for 135 from a guy on ebay who has sold quite a few of these judging by his feedback.

          I have an Pan CW-81522-B DVD/CDRw Slim Slot. You have to jam the disk in a little more than half way before it sucks it. It takes it fast though so I've just been in the habbit of pushing it in all the way (not waiting for it to suck it in)

          GinoRP
          VIA M-1K Nh; Lilliput 7" Touch; Earthmate GPS; Slim Slot DVD/CDRw; OBD-2.COM; ATI-Pro TV; RF Wireless KB; USB Thumb 802.11b; 7"x3.5"x7" Lexan Case; 40G Laptop HD; PW-70 w/ITPS; Headliner TV Antenna; XPHome; Delorme Streets 2003/Topo USA

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          • #6
            Originally posted by xsession_tim
            A Panasonic UJ-815-B is on its way to my place...it should arrive sometime after christmas...perhaps I'll have to wait till next year...
            I'll tell you about its slot loading mechanism when I have tested it :-)
            Cool! Thanks man.
            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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            • #7
              Wow, I'm so happy, 'cause I got my Panasonic UJ-815-B today!
              An early christmas present!
              Can't wait to get home and try it out. I'll let you know how it works. Expect an answer in about seven to eight hours...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by xsession_tim
                Wow, I'm so happy, 'cause I got my Panasonic UJ-815-B today!
                An early christmas present!
                Can't wait to get home and try it out. I'll let you know how it works. Expect an answer in about seven to eight hours...
                Just out of curiosity, where'd you get it? How much was it?

                Best price I can find is $258+shipping from www.sncomputers.com.
                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
                  Tested it and it works like that:
                  You put in the disc until its's about 2/3 in and then the drive pulls it in.
                  You don't have to push the disc very much, it just slides in very smooth until the drive takes it.

                  I am from Austria, so I got it from a hardware dealer in Germany (www.ibbgbr.de) for about 241+shipping.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by xsession_tim
                    Tested it and it works like that:
                    You put in the disc until its's about 2/3 in and then the drive pulls it in.
                    You don't have to push the disc very much, it just slides in very smooth until the drive takes it.

                    I am from Austria, so I got it from a hardware dealer in Germany (www.ibbgbr.de) for about 241+shipping.
                    Cool. Thanks for the review. I will probably buy one soon.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Uh, the panasonic slot loading drive isn't smooth, its jerky as hell! I have one, and it does suck it in, with much noise, once you push it in like 80% of the way in, not smooth, nothing close to smooth...

                      -Jason

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Jason.

                        Ugh! Back to the drawing board. I'm definitely not spending $260 for a drive that does that. I'd rather use a tray load full size drive for $40. It's just not as cool.
                        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
                          xsession_tim,

                          I am thinking about getting the Panasonic UJ-815-B. How did you hook it up to your carputer? Does it use standard IDE or do you need one of those adapters? Please post your setup and if you used an adapter which one did you use.

                          Thanks
                          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, I saw your question not before today...
                            It doesn't use standard IDE, you need an adapter.
                            I got mine from www.mini-itx.de for 19,90 EUR. On one side it's standard IDE + audio + power, on the other side it's some 50-pin Notebook CD/DVD-Connector. It's built by Morex and it's without master/slave jumper.

                            I hope I could help.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the post.

                              I ended up purchasing a Slimline CDRW/DVD drive and a slimline CD-->usb2.0 enclosure. I gutted the enclosure for the cuircitry. It works perfectly and fits exactly where i need it to fit
                              -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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