For no reason other then awesome factor, I want to install a slot-loading optical drive in my new computer.
Now, a lot of searching has proved that slot-loading optical drives don't come in 5.25 inch form factor; they're only for laptops.
So, how would you go about mounting a laptop-size optical drive into a 5.25 inch bay?
My ideas involve making some custom brackets, and then modifying the blanking plug in the case to allow for the different size of the drive. This is a last resort, however, as I would much rather use an off the shelf product if one exists.
This looks ideal, but it's only available in the United States, which is no good for me. I live in the UK, so it would need to be available from an EU supplier.
Any solutions, no matter how crazy, are welcome.