I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line:
The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically.
A quick web search reveals that several sites say that, yes, optical drives (CD, DVD, and Blu-ray) can operate safely and reliably when mounted in the vertical orientation.
But how is this possible? Wouldn't the CD/DVD/Blu-ray fall out when the tray ejects, unless there were some sort of locks to hold it in? If such things exist, are they much of a nuisance to use?
Lenovo does not specify the exact manufacturer and model of the drive that is included in any of the systems (at least, I have not found this literature), and sales support could not tell me. For example, the only description I have found for the optical drive that ships with the P500, for example, is "16x DVD +/- RW DL."
How likely do you think it is that I can truly operate the optical drive in the last three workstations when they are vertically oriented as shown?