01-12-2012 11:16 AM
The various promo videos seems to indicate the DVD/Blu-Ray drive on the BU/CU/DU models are detachable, but it is not mentioned anywhere.
Is it being powered by the USB?
Can it be detached into two separate pcs?
I'm hoping it can.
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01-13-2012 06:18 AM - edited 01-13-2012 06:19 AM
I see gallery pics on this page:
"Front, back, top, and bottom views with clip-on optical disk drive."
Very interesting! But, I too find no mention
of HOW to separate, if possible. Will keep an eye open.
01-13-2012 09:54 AM
Yes, the DVD/Blu ray on Q180 are detachable. And yes, it is being powered by USB.
I just get a DVD-RW version early this week, I am planning to do some upgrade like replace a 4GB ram and Blu ray combo drive.
01-13-2012 09:56 AM
in the pic it looks like it uses a usb to power it
01-13-2012 01:47 PM
01-14-2012 09:16 PM
03-02-2012 11:17 AM
Received my unit last Friday. They are snapped together like the calculators, so you have to be a bit daring the first few times. First remove the USB adapter on the back, then apply some shear stress on the two parts, and avoid applying force on the ON/OFF and eject buttons on top of the units while separating them.
For anyone whose interested, the supplied VESA mount in the BU (CU/DU too) are not adjustable to hold the AU version with the drive removed.