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post #51 of 102
I'm never going to give up my ODD, I buy all my music on CD.
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Originally Posted by doc2142 View Post
How do you install via usb? do you need a dedicated usb for it?
Just copy all the CD/DVD content to your USB root and select the USB as first boot device in BIOS or during POST. Should work on any recent build. IIRC, I have done this with USB drives formatted as FAT32 and NTFS, either works fine.

Some older motherboards however, will require you to make the USB "bootable" first though, which is not very hard and can be done with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
 
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post #53 of 102
I ditched discs mostly, I still buy CDs and Blu-Rays. I had stopped using CDs for almost 6 years, until I upgraded my Audio systems in my Car and Dorm and learned just how ****ty iTunes quality is. So now I have to buy CD's again and rip them myself. Thank god FooBar2000 can play most of my iTunes Library.
post #54 of 102
As far as I'm concerned USB chips are the future. Once they're around a dollar or two per GB they'll be pretty useful. Applications, games, music, etc.
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I find this silly, People still use dvd drives. Apple can think all they want about people not needing them. Tho that just mean now people gotta buy external ones to install their software.

I still use optical drives, No way I would trade my blu ray/HD-DVD DVD burner for a usb stick of steaming. I dont need to copy it to usb when I have the orginal cd in hand. Tho I do have a cheap external dvd burner for the netbook.
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I don't think we'll ever see disks gone or it'll move to something else because even though the internet is very useful for distribution of media/software (look at steam) there maybe people without internet or in more common cases have slow internet (like me). I love the fact I can download my games but I think it's a chore because it takes so long. Plus movies won't do that due to piracy IMO. I literally just bought a Bluray drive because even though I have a DVD drive I like having 2 drives so I can do 2 things at once. Admittedly I only really use them to rip movies and music (hardly now tbh) but I'd rather buy a DVD and rip it than download it because it doesn't only slow me down for a few days it means I can't play online games and slows my entire internet down (which my dad hates).

CD's are most useful in places where there isn't a computer or an internet connection to download from? For example I've recently learnt to drive and got a car and realised how useful CD's are! sure mp3 connection would be the way forward but 95% of car models out there don't have such cutting edge haha plus you can burn CD's, DVD's and Bluray's with custom content (great when I want to listen to music in my car =D)

The truth is optical drives won't be obsolete for atleast 5-10 years and even then I wouldn't go without unless I had a satisfying internet.
Edited by rob3342421 - 8/3/11 at 5:52am
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I wouldn't dream of building a PC without one.
    
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"Prepares Eulogy"

This is bogus.

I fix computers and without a dvd-rom it makes my job much lamer.
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post #59 of 102
When I bought the alienware m11x I also removed the Dvd drive from my PC.. haven't yet used a CD. And that's close to 1 year and a half now
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"Prepares Eulogy"

This is bogus.

I fix computers and without a dvd-rom it makes my job much lamer.
used to be the case with floppy drive ("floppy tehe gigidy") so i think until something comes along that is cheaper, smaller, has more capacity and is faster than a DVD/CD it won't change again, and even then we'll still be using CD's DVD's and Blurays for something. Maybe flash memory? The sort you used to get in a phone (i only say used to because i have an iPhone). But I think the technology isn't there yet and because everyones happy with disc's why change?

Although could you immagine that? no moving parts atall! SSD and Flash Memory interface STANDARD!! obliviously atm everyone uses HDD for storage because SSD's are too expensive but in theory it could be silent (apart from the fans/cooling ofcourse)

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When I bought the alienware m11x I also removed the Dvd drive from my PC.. haven't yet used a CD. And that's close to 1 year and a half now
your a bit stuffed when you need to though aren't you? xD
Edited by rob3342421 - 8/3/11 at 5:48am
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