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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 #81 of 82
Hardly ever use mine,infact in the past after reconfiguring hardware i have left it out to make room for more front bay room.

Only ever use it to install windows but even thats minimum now as i use an Acronis image.
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post #82 of 82
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
I have been looking at a bunch of build logs recently to get ideas for my next upgrade. One thing I have noticed on a lot of them is the lack of an optical drive. I realize that this is often because these builds are designed primarily for looks but it got me thinking...

After I install my OS, office and basic drivers, I realized that I rarely use my DVD drive. All my new movies are streamed from Netflix, my DVDs and music CDs are on my HDD (I ripped my CDs / DVDs before emigrating to save transporting them), my games are on Steam and I download any drivers or programs I need.

I realize that one person is not a representative sample, and everyone's computer usage differs, so I was wondering how often you use your optical drive.
see... !! all you have said is that ( I have transferred... I coppied... I download my drivers... ) so you know that the optical drive is the base, and is your emmergency mean in case... you don't know when some of your HDDs or the media mean that you transferred your music to dies... do you know ?

this applies to the other means and reasons you gave for not obtaining an optical drive...

so I don't want to make it long... but I would remind you again, that an optical drive is your emmergency mean...

for example, I have two DVD Writers in my sig rig, and another one in my C2D build...

ever computer I have has its OWN DVD drive...


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