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post #21 of 33
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Same.

I sometimes like it better than Steam/etc

I have slow internet, so installing from the disk is much faster than downloading ~5GB of programs

the only way i install software/games are with disc media.. the internet here its pure garbage, 5 GB can take me AT LEAST 3 days if nothing wrong happen mad.gif

Not everyone in this world have access to high speed internet/online services, etc etc..

I love to watch blu rays movies on my comp (disc media.. again)

The only way to get games here is to buy a hard copy, plain and simple.. same with software

not everyone have access to unlimited data plans with decent speed to actually use them eficiently (10MB+ speed at least)..

etc etc etc...


The world its not USA btw, you are a minority
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post #22 of 33
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The world its not USA btw, you are a minority

I don't recall anyone saying we were the majority?

Anywho, I haven't used my optical drive in around 3 weeks likely. I use it every now and again but not a great deal. If I didn't already own one I wouldn't buy one as it doesn't get enough use as is. I have been thinking that when this one dies I'll wait until I need one and then buy it.
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I only use my DVD drive when I want to install windows. Much easier to set up then a USB boot drive. Just plug in the CD and go. And for what, 20 bucks? Sure, why not. Saves me the troubles of dedicating a USB drive and formatting it and running certain software to make it bootable in the first place. Then I need a legit copy of windows, blah blah blah. So; I still see a point of a DVD drive.
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The world its not USA btw, you are a minority

Even in the USA we have terrible internet by most countries standards. Most of it is monopolies and they don't go everywhere. Personally I'm paying 130$ a month for 1.5 up 3 down. But its not consistent at all. I'm lucky to get 1 down. Point being just cause most are talking from usa doesn't mean all of us in the states have amazing internet.

I still use my dvd drive for ripping movies (purchased) and for the previously mentioned and above reason of my internet being to slow to do major downloading. Couple days easy for a steam game in the 6gig range or so. Unless I absolutely need it. If I can't get it on a disc I don't need it.
 
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OP, you don't need to compromise if you want to make that custom power panel. Just get an external enclosure for your ODD, then you'll have that 5.24" bay back, AND have a disk drive for when you need it.
post #26 of 33
I use a DVD and a Blu Ray drive, it's used weekly. Even with a 100 Mbit connection I can't wait hours for something to finish download. It's easier to pop in a disc and install it.
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OP, you don't need to compromise if you want to make that custom power panel. Just get an external enclosure for your ODD, then you'll have that 5.24" bay back, AND have a disk drive for when you need it.

Good idea. I suppose if I do that I would be able to bung the ODD back in my rig if I want to! I've got no need of Blu-Ray as I seldom watch even the DVD's I have.
post #28 of 33
To this I would personally say no, but it depends on the application.

However...

External USB drives are very handy and portable, but cost a lot more than regular drives, and may suffer with conversion delay as a result of using USB.
post #29 of 33
Disk drives are the new floppy drive. I personally have several 16gb thumbs drives that I use for everything that would have come from a disk. Win7, winxp, winVista. All my drivers and game backups. Installing a new OS all the way to having it completely customized takes less than an hour for me now. Not to mention I don't even have free sata ports because they are all occupied, and I always hated stretching a power cable all they way up to plug into one Disk drive. (Cable management Nazi coming out in me.)
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post #30 of 33
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"(Cable management Nazi coming out in me.)"

Thats partly it with me. DVD drives (internal) are very cheap nowadays but I have looked at enclosures for mine and its not really economical. I will almost certainly get an external ODD and then I will be able to get rid of two cables,
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