A round black optical disc drive to put under nMP?

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  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Are there any black optical disc drives anywhere? Would love to get a black one that can act as a small surface/stand for the nMP and blend in perfectly.

    I imagine many third party hardware manufacturers are developing some circular hardware that would fit perfectly and doubles as a base for the nMP.
    Something like the current Apple one, except round and black would be great. Any ideas if there were any of the sort floating around?
     
  2. ddavis539 macrumors newbie

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    I remember seeing one that looked promising at http://numac.co
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I think Samsung make a round one..just checked...all the slim ones I can see are square, but they are slim so could still be used as a stand I guess.
     
  4. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    This is hilarious. Optical? To fit under nMP? Can I get a misery whip?
     
  5. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    That is a pretty good one. However, I did not find information on the size on the website.
     
  6. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    As the underside is used to draw air in to the machine, I wouldn't want to put anything mechanical there. It would just get bombarded with dust over time.
     
  7. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    The Mac Pro has a diameter of 6.6"

    That drive is slightly bigger than that.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    ^^

    What about all that weight on the drive? Not sure that's going to last long, even though it looks great.
     
  9. Bones13 macrumors member

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    As little as I use an optical drive, mine will be in a drawer mostly. My nMP will be under the desk. I want a round piece of granite to perch mine on, and lift it off the floor.
     
  10. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    The link says the drive is designed for the can so it must be sturdy enough to stick it on top, though cos it draws cool air from the bottom of the can I would imagine it will gather dust on it fairly quickly..
     
  11. BlueWaterVA macrumors member

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    I had an old Sony usb 16X DVD+-RW in the garage. It works great with my nMP.:)
     
  12. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    that numac drive does not match the mac pro at all and it doesn't look close to that smooth in person. I ordered one and it was a big disappointment and was dead on arrival.

    looked terrible as well.
     
  13. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    A good clue is that it doesn't have an actual photograph on the site, or specify if it's USB 2.0 or 3.0
     
  14. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    If you dig through the site it is mentioned that it is USB 3.0

    Well that about wraps it up.
     
  15. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    You're right - if you dig all the way back to the first entry in their blog, there it is.
     
  16. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I have no opinion good or bad about this device, but there are indeed two photographs on the site:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    http://numac.co/blog/
     
  17. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    When you're trying to sell a product, you put quality photos of it on the main page, as well as specs like USB type. You don't bury them in a blog.
     
  18. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I never said otherwise.

    Just providing photos. Thought they might be helpful.

    Cheers!
     

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