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StarTech SLMSOPTB USB to Slimline CD/DVD Optical Drive Black External Enclosure

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Learn more about the STARTECH SLMSOPTB




Slimline CD/DVD Optical Drive
Internal Interface
Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 7-pin Female Serial ATA Internal
Bays: 1 x Internal
Drive Support: 1
Drive Type: 1 x Serial ATA

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Jorge H.
  • 9/26/2014 11:30:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFits tight

Pros: It sounds like a good enclosure.

Cons: When I tried to put a DVD drive to it, I had to take off the locking mechanism of it, after that it fitted tight and the drive wouldn't open without help (pull).

Other Thoughts: It also bring screws, I don't know what for since there are no holes in it.

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  • Michael E.
  • 9/19/2014 11:13:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Blu-ray Drive

Pros: Easy to install
Comes with dual USB cable for power

Cons: Did not include faceplate for the drive

Other Thoughts: I had a dead Dell laptop with a CD/DVD burner and Blu-ray (read only) drive. Easy to install into the enclosure, and it works perfectly to play back Blu-ray movies with Cyberlink software. The only downside was since the original Dell faceplate was a weird slanted shape I had to find one that was flat from my spare parts. But once I found one that fit it has worked perfectly.

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  • Garland C.
  • 7/24/2013 8:31:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy as it Gets

Pros: Minutes from box to burning

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: IDE DVD drive was too expensive to replace on 6 year old Acer and dead technology to boot so i slid a New Samsung Slimline DVD R SATA drive into the case, now i have a Portable DVD Burner and couldn't be happier. Great for doing O/s installs and recovery media on the fly when client has a dead or dying DVD Rom

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  • Youngkwan Y.
  • 4/30/2013 3:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking fine

Pros: Metal cover looks better than I thought. Once I plugged my drive in, it just worked right away.

Cons: Wasn't a perfect fit for my drive and has some empty space under installed drive. Not really an issue for me though.

Other Thoughts: It comes with five little screw that is used to hold your optical drive. However, the holes on the plastic bay didn't match the position of my optical drive. You might be lucky and have one that just fits nicely.

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  • Vincent B.
  • 12/28/2012 12:51:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality Built Item

Pros: Aluminum Casing
Elegant Black Finish

Cons: How do you take your drive out?

Other Thoughts: This item is manufactured from GRADE A+ Materials! It worked right out of the box with my Sony Slot-Load Blu-Ray Drive. I highly recommend this product for those who want quality for their external drive unit!

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  • Francis L.
  • 4/4/2012 12:20:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsModifications required

Pros: Rugged metal exterior. Inexpensive.
Can recycle/reuse laptop optical drives.

Cons: Modifications were required to get a recycled DELL branded (Phillips-Lite-on) CD/DVD to fit. The drive release had to be removed as well as a section of thin gauge metal from the original release side of the DELL drive. (Thank you Dremel.)

This mod only took about 10 minutes once I pondered the situation.

Other Thoughts: Consider yourself fortunate if your slimline drive fits without any modification and without any gap. As another reviewer pointed out this enclosure is a "universal fit" type item.

Face it, many laptop drive bezels are not completely flat and have a contour to match the design of the laptop; as was the case with the DELL drive,and a latch that had to be removed. The result was not a "perfect" fit, but not a deal breaker because the drive functions just fine for my purpose.

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  • Randal P.
  • 11/21/2011 7:40:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Metal exterior, plastic drive carrier.

Cons: Back bexel holds on a bit. Took care not to damage it during install. Not a problem.

Other Thoughts: Popped in an Sony Optiarc drive. Worked right out of the box with no problems using Win 7. Worked well with one USB plug. Second USB not needed with my computer.

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  • Michele S.
  • 11/15/2011 10:26:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job done.

Pros: I wanted to salvage the internal CD/DVD burner that came with my laptop instead of purchasing a new external one as it works perfectly fine. The second bay in my laptop now has a dedicated storage HDD and the CD/DVD drive was only used on occasion. This enclosure allows me to continue using it when needed and not need to remove the storage HDD to use the CD/DVD burner.

Here were my requirements for an external enclosure:

-One cable to connect and power the external enclosure to the laptop to reduce the number of cables I carry in my laptop bag.

-Metal enclosure, not plastic.

The StarTech SMLSOPTB fit those requirements and looks good while doing so.

Cons: The front bezel slightly protrudes and there is a gap where the drive has a small step on the side. Not really Cons but just minor details. Can't be perfect since it's an universal enclosure.

Other Thoughts: The pig-tailed USB cable included is a nice touch for those laptops that can't power it with one usb port. I can still eject the tray using the button on the CD drive.

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