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Install Vertical CD Rom?

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Hey everyone,

I am building a custom chassis and it looks like my DVD rom would fit best vertical rather than horizontal.
Would I have problems with my CDs' spin or exploding parts from turning it sideways like that? I've seen
some computers that have them like that, but I don't know if they're specially made or something. Thanks
a lot

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I don't use the standard CDrom and DVD drives in a vertical position. If you have noticed , most factory computers use the laptop style drives in verticle applications. This is because the laptop drives have a clip system that locks the CD to the center of the drive, so it cant fall out. This does away with the spin drive that moves up into the cd disk to lock it in place, but is a bit more inconvenent to put the cd in the drive.


The only problem is there are no kits for the physical installation of the laptop drive in a desktop case, just IDE adapters.

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CD units work in any particular way they need to be mounted, preferably not upside down, though I see no reason why they couldn't work upside down, it'd be interesting putting CDs in an upside down drive :)

Disks that shatter in the drive were probably rubbish anyway so ideally the best place for them to shatter from your point of view is in the drive rather than in your face, so to speak.
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also there are some drives ( regular drives not the laptop ones mentioned above ) that actually have a little "latch" that you put over the cd to hold it in place... however that is not something advertised and I don't know if any still do that....
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