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Poll Results: How often do you use your optical drive?

 
  • 6% (16)
    Every day
  • 17% (41)
    Every week
  • 19% (47)
    Every month
  • 56% (137)
    Very rarely
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post #11 of 82
Never? haven't had one in years
extra cost
pain for cable management
can install windows 7 from a usb
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post #12 of 82
I use mine to install the OS and maybe one of the very few and shrinking physical games I still have left (and wouldn't if they were available digitally). I haven't touched it in ages it seems. I'd take it out but it does no harm sitting there in case I do need it.
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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
pain for cable management
It's the opposite for me. It serves as a place I stuff my PSU cables above, and that's been a purpose of it more so than actual use.
post #13 of 82
I have an external drive for my tablet PC. So I don't have a CD drive in both desktops.

I really don't use one that often. Most CD's that I would need to use often are converted to ISO. I then use PowerISO to run them. Keeps me from having to always have the CD with me.
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post #14 of 82
I never use mine, not even to install the OS or drivers.

I got mine as a "just in case" add-on, same as my card reader.
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post #15 of 82
Only on reformats
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post #16 of 82
Ripping CD's, playing older games like Age of Mythology, and that is about it.
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post #17 of 82
Ill use mine to burn mp3 disc for my car stereo.
I burn software to disc still. I buy retail discs of my games so I dont have to use up a good amount of my comcast bandwidth allowance downloading them.

In my living room HTPC I did not bother putting one in for better cooling.
But for the most part I do use mine once a month so thats how i voted.
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post #18 of 82
I voted for very rarely since I only use it to do a fresh windows install and make a music/movie cd/dvd
    
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post #19 of 82
I almost never use it these days, even when installing Windows I use USB.

I don't think my next build will have one. If I really need to, I could always use another PC to make an ISO of a disk I need.
Edited by myuusmeow - 5/29/11 at 1:57pm
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post #20 of 82
I have not used an ODD since 2009. Once I figured out how to install Windows from a flash drive, it was all over. Motherboard drivers can be put on a flash drive as well so I have zero use for one.
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