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Drives are scarce because of Playstation 2

Drives are scarce because of Playstation 2

Anyone who has tried to buy an up-to-date DVD-ROM drive in the last few days should have difficulties with it. The reason for the scarce DVD-ROM drives is Sony's Playstation II.

Anyone who has tried to buy an up-to-date DVD-ROM drive in the last few days should have difficulties with it. The reason for the scarce DVD-ROM drives is Sony's Playstation II. With the introduction of the new player console, Sony is causing a delivery bottleneck for the so-called pickups, the sled with the laser diode that sits in the DVD drive. But that's not enough, because Sony is itself one of the few manufacturers who produce such parts and is now forced to buy from the competition in order to achieve the desired quantities of the Playstation II. That is why delivery times of up to four weeks for a DVD-ROM drive are not unusual.

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