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With so many cheap and portable storage options available, not to mention all the free cloud and file transfer services, people use DVD-readers and burners less and less. But it can be quite practical to have, even if it's just to (re-)install Windows. We tested 9 internal DVD and Blu-ray drives, so you know what you should pick when you assemble that new desktop PC.
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TLDR; No surprise but they all fair pretty much the same. Get the cheapest thing you can find.
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All about BD burners now, nothing like making 50GB coasters occasionally. xD I ended just buying some re-writable 50GB discs from Nippon just for random things. tongue.gif

But seriously great to actually see most of them were pretty good, that just means it's hard to go wrong. thumb.gif
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But it can be quite practical to have, even if it's just to (re-)install Windows

I guess the author never heard of USB flash drives.

Installing Windows via DVD is so last decade.
    
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Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post

I guess the author never heard of USB flash drives.

Installing Windows via DVD is so last decade.

People keep saying this, but what if you only have one computer at the time? or you have a laptop with no disk drive and your internet is down?
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Originally Posted by NoiseTemper View Post

People keep saying this, but what if you only have one computer at the time? or you have a laptop with no disk drive and your internet is down?

very true, until windows is sold on a usb you will need a cd player at some point in time.
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Nice review, seems like I got the best ad cheapest dvd burner out there (LG GH24NS95). thumb.gif
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very true, until windows is sold on a usb you will need a cd player at some point in time.
I've had too many usb sticks die on me for no reason I still prefer discs for reasons like this
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