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gwalchmai
05-25-2005, 14:49
Are y'all aware of any notebooks that have drives which will only read Mini CDs? I just got a request from an employee who says his client can only read Minis. I've not seen any PC setup this way. Seems that a full size CD drive isn't that large.

greenlead
05-25-2005, 16:05
Some sortof special Iomega drive, perhaps???

Toyman
05-26-2005, 06:05
I've never heard of one before. Perhaps he's using a camera that uses Mini-CD's as a drive via USB? I would ask more questions of him.

Is the real issue here whether you want to purchase/provide these CD's to the employee?

gwalchmai
05-26-2005, 06:10
Originally posted by Toyman
I've never heard of one before. Perhaps he's using a camera that uses Mini-CD's as a drive via USB? I would ask more questions of him. Yep, I plan to.

Is the real issue here whether you want to purchase/provide these CD's to the employee? No. The cost is trivial and we can burn the Minis in a regular CDRW. I was just curious as to whether any notebook vendor would make such a limiting configuration. Software installs would be a real trip.

Washington,D.C.
05-26-2005, 06:45
When mini CD's first came out there were some mini CD only drvices.Most of these unique drives were discontinued in 2002.

Washington,D.C.
05-26-2005, 06:50
Being a notebook I would guess it might be a Sony.

Washington,D.C.
05-26-2005, 07:07
OOO Sony has a new external mini disk drive now they are pushing for notebooks.It burns and plays MD's to 1gig and mini CD's to 305Mb.

gwalchmai
05-26-2005, 07:22
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
OOO Sony has a new external mini disk drive now they are pushing for notebooks.It burns and plays MD's to 1gig and mini CD's to 305Mb. Do you have a link to this?

fastvfr
05-26-2005, 12:20
http://www.digitalcamera.jp/html/HotNews/image/2004-02/12/org/sony-cdr-2.jpg

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/5466

Washington,D.C.
05-26-2005, 14:43
http://www.dansdata.com/xitel.htm

Washington,D.C.
05-26-2005, 14:44
http://www.techjapan.com/Article964.html