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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
241 Total Votes  
post #61 of 82
I don't at all, but I voted for the almost never. In fact, last HDD I installed, I had a bit of trouble routing a power cable to it, so I unplugged my optical drive and plugged it into my HDD. I figured I'd deal with it next time I needed it. It's still sitting there almost 6 months later.
    
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post #62 of 82
External drive when I need it.
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post #63 of 82
I rip cds fairly often...so yes, I still use my optical drive.
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post #64 of 82
All the time...rip flacs...backup my older dvds/blurays...even burn an audio cd....hush!
post #65 of 82
Dumb Oblivion CD! Every day I play I have to put that thing in.
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post #66 of 82
I backup my photos/essentials to blu-ray dual or single layer disk every month. Blu-ray is a very good archive medium (50+ years, thick plastics). Downside of course is potential of blu-ray drives to be hard to find in 50 years but I doubt it since you can still buy usb floppy drives.
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post #67 of 82
I use it every time when new Netflix disc arrives.
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post #68 of 82
Ripping movies & playing games regularly
post #69 of 82
I have a blueray optical drive in my media PC that is used quite frequently, but I don't count that. For functional reasons I don't need it in any other computer, other than if I want to play one of my old games that are on a disk.

Oh wait...BF2142 requires me to have the disk in the drive. I don't think I've taken that disk out of the drive in a year...maybe more. I don't even know if the drive still opens
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/1/11 at 12:03pm
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post #70 of 82
Installing OS, importing music, watching DVD's, some games like GTA4 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP require the use of the disk as well.
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