Originally Posted by Jim888
I'm one of these strange people who like them, I work with many older people and its just so much easier to hand them a cd (still cheaper than thumb drives)
but it depends on YOU, my gaming rid did not have one and I was given a game for Christmas that entering the code on EA's website did not let me download it...I've had problems with torrents in the past, so I ended up using my wifes rig (also doubles as a cd/dvd duplicator when needed) and networked on of the cd drives so I could install it on my gaming rig...was kinda a pain so last time I was up at microcenter I picked up a $10 dvd/cd drive.
for the most part on my home rig (the cd's at work dont count) I prob dont use a cd drive but 2/3 times in a year but when it comes down to those 2/3 times Its really worth it.
also the computers I've built for friends I usually leave a ODD out and almost every single one of them has come back and asked for one because they needed it.
its personal use that drives the need for it.
I appreciate the fact that whether I have an internal ODD is a personal thing but I am interested to hear other peoples opinions in view of the fact that the 2 guys I quoted generally know what they are talking about. When I built my rig I watched videos and read review sites and asked questions on this site to get a cross section of ideas and opinions, not just be happy that I was right.
Originally Posted by Stefy
You never know when it might come in handy, and it doesn't really cost much either. Not having a drive is pretty stupid if you ask me.
The blu-ray drives are quite nice too ^^
Obviously I would never do without an ODD altogether. Its just a matter of whether it should be inside or outside my PC.Edited by PinzaC55 - 1/17/13 at 6:19am