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    Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    If any of you have the wonderful Dell Optiplexe (620 etc) series with removable CDRW and FDD the check this out. Eject the FDD drive from the chassis and at the back on the LHS you should see a little USB connectoe. Yup, its an exernal USB FDD. Nice.

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    Is it lockable so the kiddies don't nick em?

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    Yup, you can screw em' in. I'm just impressed that I don't have to order any external drives!

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    You tried CDROM booting them? I have some SX280s wit hthe pullout drives (they go in my D610 laptop too ) but i cant CD Boot for love nor money on the SX280 chassis. Ironically enough tho, using the exact same drive i can boot from CD on my D610 laptop.

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    We have around 30 SX280's and have had no problems booting from cd. Check the BIOS settings to make sure CD drive is enabled. F12 at start up and if it's enabled it will be listed.

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    Tis enabled, but says "not present" under the BIOS, yet it functions fine

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    Under drives and Module bay make sure this is set to on.

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    Re: Nice Dell Optiplex feature

    to get back on topic, (lol sorry for hijacking the thread)...

    The SX280 uses some massive edge connector, its nice to see Dell following some sort of "standard" connector (even if you couldnt physically fit anything else in there) at least it opens up 3rd parties to develop modulebay items and could provide some interesting "mods" wedged in there too lol (like card readers etc)

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