Am i the only one who hates Slot-loading drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by crazycat, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    I dont like teh Slot-loading drive in the MBP or teh iMac, i rather have the tray. I am not sure how it will if in teh iMac but i hate it in the MBP. I dont mind have a thinker (a few mm) if it had a tray drive. Any thoughts?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I really have no preference, they both get the job done. Why does it matter? :confused:
     
  3. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    I like my slot-loading drives.
    I have no problems with my tray-loading ones either.
    In fact, I didn't ponder the advantages too much, I'm just happy that I don't waste my time posting useless comments about my drives that all work perfectly well.

    ...

    Oh wait, I do! :eek:
    Dammit! :mad:

    :rolleyes:




    :p
     
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Save it for the gay thread...
    :p
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    I prefer slot loading as there is no stupid button that you can accidentally press to pop it open. This is what annoys me on teh crappy Thinkpad I have for work. :rolleyes: Mind you that's probably the least annoying thing about that crappy Thinkpad...
     
  7. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    So, here's one:
    What do you hate about slot-loading drives? That you can't play discs with a diameter different from 12cm?
     
  8. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well everytime i put a cd in my MBP i pray that it does not get stuck which happend to me twice since i started using macs. I never had a problem with tray loading and i would rather use that.
     
  9. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes thats another thing but its no big deal.
     
  10. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    OK, that's a point. Didn't happen to me *knocking-on-wood*.
    Twice in which period? Maybe your drive is just a bit picky..
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The only bad thing is not playing smaller discs but then I've only wanted to do so once so it's not really been much of a problem.

    I think slot-loading ones are cleaner looking and having drawers that pop open accidentally are more annoying. I wouldn't turn down a Mac for not having one or vice versa though
     
  12. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    And I don't like the smaller disks. :p
     
  13. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A few days ago when i was ripping music the cd got stuck, i had to turn the laptop upside down and eject the disc. Last year i was playing around with my friends powerbook and it got stuck, as i remmber he had to send it to a workshop to get it out.
     
  14. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    I love my slot-loading drive. And it loves me. :D
     
  15. qzak macrumors 6502

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    I think out of any pc laptops Thinkpads are the best. They have great build quality. I set them up for users at my work all the time. And what are you doing that makes you press a button that is flush with the right side of the laptop alot? just doesnt seem like that would be that big of a problem.
     
  16. eva01 macrumors 601

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    imagine having tray loading in your car o_O that would scare me

    i <3 slot loading
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I hate slot-loading drives. When something gets stuck inside you're basically frelled.

    I have a small piece from a CD that broke in my iBook's drive, never going to come out, that's just too expensive as my local Apple service centre doesn't do everything for free. ;)

    Now, whenever I'm ripping CD's from the public library (or what's left of my own) or doing other read intensive operations, I always use one of my external, tray-loading drives. If another CD shatters, all I have to do is pour out the pieces...
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    It makes such a useful cupholder, though.
     
  19. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    What he said.

    Basically
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    What are you doing to make your discs so sticky?

    No, wait a minute. Don't answer that :p
     
  21. mpw Guest

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    I love the slot loader on my G5 iMac, it's always fun to play where's the disk when it spits out a disc when unattened. The record so so is about 12ft from the desk behind a bookshelf.
     
  22. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wel at first i *bleep* then *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* ofcorse i had to *bleep* *bleep* *bleep* then all of a sudden *bleep*. Thats how its so sticky.
     
  23. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I find the tray on my iBook annoying. Any time I want to put a disk in, i have to move the machine. The clearance is basically 0, so if there is an uneven surface, or a mouse pad in the way, I have to life the machine.

    I'm not sure about these notebooks, but I noticed that my slot-load Pioneer DVD-ROM that I had in my PC back in the day was slightly louder than the tray version because there was no tray to block the "whoosh" of the spinning disk. It was never really a big deal though, just something I noticed.
     
  24. StoneWolf macrumors newbie

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    While I've never used a slot-loading drive, I'm kinda annoyed that every PC laptop I've used has the DVD try ejecting out the right side. I have to move my mousepad every time I want to change disks!
     
  25. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    My old TiBook used to be pretty annoying with its slot loading drive -- they would indeed sometimes get stuck and I'd have to manually hold the gap open in order to eject. I've never had that problem with my new iBook G4 -- it seems to have a more powerful eject motor. I definitely didn't like the tray in my old iMac (original bondi blue model) -- if you didn't put the CD in perfectly, it would get wedged inbetween the tray and the slot as you tried to close the tray, making me fear the disk would be damaged. So there are problems and advantages with both.
     

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