Will Notebook ROM work in SD37P2 SFF?

By cavornex
Nov 20, 2006
  1. I've been planning to splurge my upcoming X'mas bonus on XPC's latest SFF - SD37P2 (Core2 Duo e6700, 7950GX2, 2 x WD74 Raptor in RAID 0, 2 gig Corsair XMS) to set it up as my 'wet-dreams' game machine. I know this set-up is not the latest & greatest, so happens it will be my budget cap and it's what Top available in our place. I want to play games like Quake4 and Ghost Recon Warfighter. I'm not into OCing - might fry my system and suffer a heart attack!

    The least common denominator here will be the optical drive - I want to use one laptop ROM (for loading CD games only), so to save space and improve air circulation. Will it work? If it works, how will It fit in?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Looks to me that it requires normal 5.25" drives. SIlm CD/DVD drives usually have a different connector so it wouldn't fit without an adapter anyway.

    Have you considered an external (USB 2) drive?
  3. cavornex

    cavornex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Well yes...but I don't want to lug along an extra external drive. It defeats the purpose why I wanted an SFF.

    Any possible modding idea to accommodate a slim drive in an SFF? I'm also looking at using SCHYTE cpu cooler (in place of XPCs built-in ICE cooler). Can the proprietary board and case accommodate it?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Laptop makers use proprietary connectors for their optical drives, so unless you have a no-name cheap lappy, you'd have to figure out the pinout yourself.
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