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Mirddes
24-06-2013, 05:57 PM
with 4 5.25 bAY MY OPTIONS ARE limited when wishing to expand my front facing devices

already i have my front 3.5 bay used as card reader and USB ports

one of my 5.25 is used as card reader and usb/firewire/esata/HP.mic/etc

to use 2 as dvd would be silly

so along comes this difficult to source product

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/7229/plextor_unveils_5_25_dual_bay_odd_dvd_writer/index.html
http://www.digistor.com/Home/Bezel-Kit-Solutions/Combo-Kit-for-Dual-Slimline-Blu-ray-DVD-Drive-Black-Bezel


where to buy????




i would like to use the resulting 2x5.25 for removable drives or for mounting 8x2.5 drives

R2x1
24-06-2013, 08:01 PM
Well, the power supply for all that lot will be too big to go in the case, so you could stash a few drives at the back of the upper deck. ;)

Mirddes
25-06-2013, 12:30 PM
how much power do you think 2 medium arrays (say 12 drives), 2 bluray burners, a 1.6ghz bobcat APU (e350) and a HD6350 use?

R2x1
25-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Not enough. Needs more drives. ;)
However, it will be the best memoried phone in the district.

pcuser42
25-06-2013, 12:36 PM
how much power do you think 2 medium arrays (say 12 drives), 2 bluray burners, a 1.6ghz bobcat APU (e350) and a HD6350 use?

Have you got a nuclear power station? :p

Mirddes
25-06-2013, 04:57 PM
as i thought, 550W is plenty of headroom.

should be fine with 350W till i actually buy the arrays

Agent_24
25-06-2013, 06:37 PM
so along comes this difficult to source product

http://www.digistor.com/Home/Bezel-Kit-Solutions/Combo-Kit-for-Dual-Slimline-Blu-ray-DVD-Drive-Black-Bezel


where to buy????

From that website? It has a buy button...

Mirddes
26-06-2013, 12:34 AM
From that website? It has a buy button...

SIGH

right you are good sir, there is indeed a prices of ~$30 usd plus $44 usd shipping to new zealand

maybe shipping to youshop then here would be cheaper.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE INTERNET OR _EVEN_ IN new zealand THAT SUCH A PRODUCT EXISTS!!?!?!??

something cheaper would always be cool

dx.com has definitely warped my price expectations

AUS/NZ universal plug (for overseas stuff here) is $20 at DSE, $1.50 usd on dx.com {FREE SHIPPING}


$96 is just way too much for metal that does what i ask for.

$20-40 locally would be much more reasonable.

dx has 80,000 gadgets, needs 250,000+

autechre
26-06-2013, 10:25 AM
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE INTERNET OR _EVEN_ IN new zealand THAT SUCH A PRODUCT EXISTS!!?!?!??

Given they claim its the "Worlds only" solution, they would likely be the only sellers.

You could try your luck on ebay - just make sure the seller ships internationally ;)

Agent_24
26-06-2013, 11:15 AM
SIGH

right you are good sir, there is indeed a prices of ~$30 usd plus $44 usd shipping to new zealand

maybe shipping to youshop then here would be cheaper.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THE INTERNET OR _EVEN_ IN new zealand THAT SUCH A PRODUCT EXISTS!!?!?!??

something cheaper would always be cool

It's clearly a speciality product. Even if you do find someone else that makes\sells them I doubt it will be much cheaper. But they do offer free shipping on orders over $75 which is nice, maybe buy two or three, and sell the others on TradeMe?



dx.com has definitely warped my price expectations

AUS/NZ universal plug (for overseas stuff here) is $20 at DSE, $1.50 usd on dx.com {FREE SHIPPING}

That's because those plugs are unsafe uncertified untested rubbish. I wouldn't advise anyone use them.

Mirddes
26-06-2013, 01:15 PM
That's because those plugs are unsafe uncertified untested rubbish. I wouldn't advise anyone use them.

unsubstantiated claims, its a simple cuircut, there cant be much to go wrong

i doubt dse product will cost as much as ill pay for the dx product.


seems its free US shipping on orders over $75

Agent_24
26-06-2013, 01:30 PM
unsubstantiated claims, its a simple cuircut, there cant be much to go wrong

Complexity has nothing to do with it.

If the terminals in those plugs are not rated for a full 10 Amps at 240v or are loose\badly fitting or have some other inherent design problem, and you decided to run a high-power device eg: heater from them, it's entirely possible they would go up in smoke and possibly start a fire (especially if you were not watching it at the time)

Or how about you pull it out of the socket and it breaks, leaving a live piece of metal sticking out of the socket?

Mirddes
26-06-2013, 03:58 PM
im going to charge a cellphone battery

Mirddes
23-07-2013, 03:17 AM
ebay was the answer

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-2-Slim-DVD-drives-mounting-kit-fit-one-drive-bay-/260480858355

hopefully ships to nz or could be extra shipping costs via youship

Agent_24
23-07-2013, 12:02 PM
If they don't list it, then ask them, often they will ship to NZ if you ask.