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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 #31 of 82
I never use it, I have one in my HTPC just in case, but after I ripped off my OS from the CD, I just install it from a USB key.
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post #32 of 82
There should be an option: Not at all, I have no optical drive in my system for more than 3 years. I install windows from flash and get all other stuff from internet.
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post #33 of 82
I still have old IDE cd drives. 2 of 'em, both are fast as hell, and will install windows 7 in under 10min. The only reason that I still keep them around is because my internet if flaky at best, and when I buy games it's not through the POS called steam. But as soon as I can get a Blue Ray Reader / Burner, with CD and DVD burning all through USB 3 or eSATA, it'll be all over. Next build I'll more than likely look in to something. But hell I hang on to old tech, I've even still got a Floppy drive in my system!
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post #34 of 82
Does the ODD in my PS3 count?
post #35 of 82
I use it every one to two weeks.
    
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post #36 of 82
Not often really.
    
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post #37 of 82
Only if I'm ever in a situation where I need to install my OS and I don't have a flashdrive installer made. I have several copies of 7 burned to DVD and they work well in a pinch My preferred method is to install from a flashdrive, however.

I don't really use anything else on optical media. Everything else is obtained online.
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post #38 of 82
I don't use any in my daily systems anymore. Don't put them into systems either. I use a usb optical whenever the need arises.
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post #39 of 82
I just bought a Samsung Blu-ray drive last week. It looks great so i don't mind having it in my rig, also i'm using it to watch blu-ray movies everyday .
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post #40 of 82
Yeah. Most of my games are retail. Unless there is a large discrepancy between retail and DD, I'm going to continue with Discs. Although this year I have only really bought digital, because they were cheap.
     
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