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    Are all Slim dvd laptop drives created equally?

    I don't care about the bells and whistles. Its the connection type that I am concerned with. I know the ones found in macs are different, but what about PCs? Provided I have the Slim CD -> IDE adapter, are the interface connections the same if I wanted to use one of these drives with my "desktop?"

    Would I be able to purchase any one of these listed here?

    http://computers.listings.ebay.com:8...columnlayoutZ3

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    Yes, you should be fine with most of those drives. Keep in mind, however, that many of these bare laptop drives were removed and sold for a reason. I bought one from Ebay at a great price and discovered later that it has major issues reading DVD-Rs.

    But the IDE adapters should work fine with them.

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    ...and bare sometimes means no faceplate too....found that out the hard way once
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