Does anyone know of an external DVD-burner that will take a Kensington lock or equivalent?

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
We are placing thin clients on desktops in a classroom environment. The thin clients do not have internal optical drives, and the students will need to be able to burn DVD's. External USB drives will work great, but I need one that will not get stolen. Anyone know of a drive that takes a kensington lock or equivalent? We don't want to use a glue on type.

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    put the drive in a case that is fixed to the table...
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    Do they really need to burn physical DVDs?   One alternative might be to "burn" their DVDs to a phantom DVD drive -- which could use storage on the local hard drive; your network; etc.

    If they do have to have "real" DVD burners, do your thin clients have any internal provisions for a drive?   That would clearly be the most secure way to provide them [I've seen several that will accept thin (notebook) drives, such as these: ]

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    Meant to update this a long time ago. It turns out that HP makes a drive that will work perfectly with their thin clients, and has a place for a lock.

    Thanks to all who responded!

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