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2nd March 2003, 10:06 PM
My niece is graduating from high school this spring, For a graduation gift, I am planning to build a Shuttle system for her to take to college with her. I am looking at the Shuttle SN41G2 (http://www.ocworkbench.com/2003/shuttle/sn41g2/sn41g2-1.htm), Shuttle's NForce 2 version. I am looking for a CD drive for it. Since she will be very short of space in her college dorm room, I would like to put in a combo drive which will allow her to play and burn CD's and play DVD's (Hey, a girl's gotta relax!) In a perfect world, I would like for this drive to be a pretty close match to the exterior of the Shuttle, since I know less than nothing about modding the front face plate of a drive. Any suggestions?

3rd March 2003, 04:05 AM
This page lists a few,..


with this one;


......looking pretty good.

I do most of my business with these wackos,. very good customer service and RMA on the very rare occasions when it is needed.

3rd March 2003, 04:11 AM

Check here;


....for componenets with colored face plates,. as opposed to modding your own.

3rd March 2003, 04:14 AM

Plextor 20x10x40 CD-RW/12x DVD-ROM in HDC Silver



3rd March 2003, 04:19 AM
Hey DCS, that last link doesn't work :(

3rd March 2003, 04:19 AM
It's gonna be hard t' find a matching combo drive for the Shuttle I'm afraid Bubba :( Unless yer modding skills are up t' scratch of course, then you could 'stealth' whatever drive you buy wi' a spare Shuttle face plate ;)

I'm sure others will be suggested... but one combo drive worth considering is the (half-height) Samsung SM-332 DVD/CD-RW Combo (http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk/)...


You can read a review of the drive on the site where I got that pic - namely Hardware Extreme (http://www.hwextreme.com/reviews/cd-roms/samsung_sm-332/) :thumbsup:

You may/pro'ly already have a favourite online supplier you'd want to use, but I did a quick 'Google' search for it just in case your supplier doesn't stock it... which produced this page (http://www.pricewatch.com/1/210/4474-2.htm). As you'll see... the drive is cheap for what it offers :thumbsup:

3rd March 2003, 04:26 AM
The site just went kablooey!? Its


I was jsut there,.. now its gone???

Great palce for cooling and case mods. When the site comes back up,. they have a link on the front page where you can SHOP BY COLOR!!!!!! :nod: no kidding! :)

Its late Sunday,.. my guess is tomorrow they will be back up. Bad timing though :smackbum:

The Samsung SM332 is in my first link for $74.00

The Plextor at Harddrive.com was in many colors,.. but I can't remeber the price and the site is down now:(

3rd March 2003, 06:19 AM
Well there ya go Bubba... I'd personally have a Plextor drive over a Samsung drive any day... and their drives are almost always available in silver and black too (as CDS has subsequently proved :D), so I'd now suggest you have a look at her link to the site selling the Plextor first... when it comes back up :thumb:

3rd March 2003, 02:02 PM
The Plextors are very good drives indeed, but I have a Samsung myself, and have never had a problem with it. It's always good to hear from people who actually use a drive before you buy it, so I figured I would share that.


4th March 2003, 12:45 AM
Well ,.


is back today :)

4th March 2003, 10:11 AM
:kisses: Thanks everyone! I will let y'all know what I end up going with!

4th March 2003, 01:30 PM
I've got one of the Plextor combo drives, and love it :)

It's in beige, and kind of spoils the look of my PC70 tower, but I can put up with it until the warranty runs out. Then I'll rip that sucker apart to stealth it :D

Stealthing drives is dead easy to do, and should only take you about 10mins.