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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 #51 of 82
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Use View Post
There should be an option: Not at all
You are right, I should have added a 5th option: "Not at all / I don't even own one".

I wonder how different the results of this poll will be in a couple of years time. On one hand I can see the ODD going the way of the floppy drive, on the other hand films on DVD / Blu-ray will probably be around for some time to come. I would imagine that for workstations the ODD will all but disappear, but for HTPCs and laptops it will be a different story.
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post #52 of 82
Some games of mine require using the CD.
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post #53 of 82
I use mine almost every day.

I burn lots of things to CD/DVD for repairs/services, data backup, and for other things I get which are readily available via CD/DVD at that particular moment.

I couldn't do what I do without the optical drives available. Also create copies of CD's that I purchase brand new so I can rip 320K MP3's and create a CD to use in my vehicle.
    
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post #54 of 82
I took Blu-Ray Player out the last time I rebuilt and cleaned my PC, I haven't had a single time since that Ive needed it... And If it do, ill just plug it in temporarily..
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I took mine out and installed 120mm fans into the 5.25 bays.
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post #56 of 82
I barely use mine except for the reformatting every couple of months. Even then sometimes I use my USB drive instead. I use my drive to watch Blu-rays more vs using it as data.
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post #57 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
This is why god made iso, and a loader to go with it.
You still need an optical drive to create the iso.
post #58 of 82
I have an external and an internal...I have been thinking of just removing the internal one and storing the external one for the times I need it. Its going to get in the way of some of the wiring I want to do.

EDIT: annnnndddddddd done...lol
Edited by MooCwzRck - 5/29/11 at 4:44pm
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post #59 of 82
i barely use my internal odd so i sold it and bought an external odd. just used it for installing OS..that's it.. Usb / downloads rules this days.
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post #60 of 82
I use mine a few times a month, mostly to rip CDs to FLAC or to install any games I have physical copies of. My computer case has plenty of space so that isn't an issue and I use it just enough to were I can't entirely justify getting rid of it.
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