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post #81 of 102
It is not completely obsolete.

Last I remember is burning a DVD for OS X lion.
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post #82 of 102
*****, I'm probably $2200 deep into this current build and never once has the idea of spending $20 on an optical drive crossed my mind.
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post #83 of 102
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Originally Posted by u238 View Post
I ditched the dvd drive in my computer almost a year ago. I haven't missed it.
Thats only by new operating systems providing generic drivers on their OS's from the start, because if you did that with windows 98.... tough luck installing drivers or getting everything functioning, lol.
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post #84 of 102
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I'm listening to a CD right now. I buy all my music on CD, then rip it to .flac (for desktop) and 92kbps .mp3 (for phone).
this, except change 92kbps to 320kbps.
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post #85 of 102
I sort of <3 optical media.
post #86 of 102
I'd like this. Make optical drives external, make use of more usb ports. I want to see something like an 8 usb port laptop
   
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this, except change 92kbps to 320kbps.
Some people prefer quantity over quality.
    
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this, except change 92kbps to 320kbps.
Did you read his post?

92kbps is for his phone.

And only idiots use 320kbps. Waste of space and nothing VBR can't do. The reason people use 320kbps all the time is the way most media players and rippers are designed, with a stupid slider bar with one side saying POOR and at the other end HIGH QUALITY 320kbps, so uninformed people will always rip at 320kbps.
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post #89 of 102
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Did you read his post?

92kbps is for his phone.

And only idiots use 320kbps. Waste of space and nothing VBR can't do. The reason people use 320kbps all the time is the way most media players and rippers are designed, with a stupid slider bar with one side saying POOR and at the other end HIGH QUALITY 320kbps, so uninformed people will always rip at 320kbps.
What's stupid about simplicity? You act like a ton of space is being saved when it's probably something like 5%
    
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post #90 of 102
i use the DVD drive if i make a backup or copy of something or when i install a game that i decided (for some reason) to get in a box.
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