Mounting Options for External CD/DVD Drives

I know that someone somewhere in the course of human history has needed to mount an external CD/DVD drive to a cart or desk. Yet when I search all I find are commands for "mounting a file system". We are using WYSE D50D thin clients to virtualize our mobile radiology viewing stations, and the physicians still need to view studies from CDs from time to time. Unless we hard mount the necessary external CD/DVD drives, they're bound to walk away.

So: anyone here on EE ever needed to secure a portable CD/DVD drive against theft or otherwise hard-mount it? I'm certainly not seeing any universal brackets on Newegg, Tiger Direct, or CDW. ANY AND ALL suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Bob SouthSystems AdminCommented:
Given the portable nature of these, I doubt they were ever engineering with the mindset of securing them.  Your best best might be to wander around a hardware store and see what parts you could cobble together to suit your needs.

You could just copy the cd images and mount them virtually and avoid the hardware?
rindiCommented:
Most of the external devices would have different form factors and cases, with different shapes and sizes, so making anything universal would be a difficult job. If someone had to do something like that I guess it would be best to make your own mounting device. For example, something simple would be to use velcro strips to "fix" the device to the surface, and maybe additionally a kensington lock to make it harder to steal. Most of those device probably have options for using kensington locks.

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Take a look at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Laptop-Drive-External-Caddy-Case/dp/B003AV5SPS (for example) the top comes off so you can countersink some holes in the bottom and screw it to the trolley, then put the drive in and fit the top.

Or just glue it to the trolley.
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diperspCommented:
Do you mean you're looking for an external USB caddy that you can put a DVD drive in that has a Kensington lock on it?

I like the idea of screwing it to a desk (If you're allowed).  Heck, could even use two way tape.  If someone REALLY wants it that badly. . .
JHMH IT StaffAuthor Commented:
We need to secure the drive to the cart to protect against falling off and "walking away". As it's technically medical equipment I was hoping to find a ready-made or universal mounting solution rather than building something from scratch, but it looks like that's the way we'll be going.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Kensington lock that dipersp suggested would be favorite then, although not all external DVDs have them. (Buffalo mediastation 8X portable definitely has one).
rindiCommented:
The Velcro strips I mentioned would hold it in place, is very easy to do without the need of a big workshop. And by the way, it actually was me who suggested the kensington lock...
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