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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 #41 of 82
The only time I use it is for the rare occasion when a Linux distro doesn't seem to be cooperating with a liveusb.

Other than that I do use it for recovery tools like parted magic etc.
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post #42 of 82
I never use optical drives.
On most of my machines I don't install them, even my laptops. I install all of my OSes by USB or via Lan at work.
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post #43 of 82
Only when installing windows or using boot cd's.
post #44 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
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.
This is why god made iso, and a loader to go with it.
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post #45 of 82
I used to have my DVD drive internally mounted. One day, I got sick of the IDE cable being all ribbony in my case, got an external enclosure from Goodwill for ~5.99, and externalized it.

I've only used it to install Windows and burn a few DVDs.
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post #46 of 82
only to install games, OS, and other applications. and sometimes very rarely a movie.
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post #47 of 82
I only use it for installing my Adobe software, but I'm sure I could probably download the full suite from even a torrent site and use the key I bought instead of a crack. I truly have no use for a cd drive these days. Install win7 from a flash drive and have got the ultimate boot cd on a flash drive too.
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post #48 of 82
I only use mine when installing windows on a computer. I never even screw mine it, I usually just throw it in my comp when I need it. But you should have at least one.

Edit: AND I USE IT FOR MOVIES Just sayin..
post #49 of 82
I use mine fairly often as I enjoy watching DVD's and installing games via optical drive. (128kbp/s internet =P)

When my friend build rigs he excludes an optical drive. (Windows is installed via Ext. HDD) Nearly everything can be found online that you could ever need, and everything else you can put onto your USB drive (like a Bios Flash).
    
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post #50 of 82
I have a blu ray player in my htpc and DVD in my server for ripping. Main rig doesn't one and hasn't for quite some time.
    
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