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post #11 of 62
Count me in. It's a bit of exclusive thingy now DVD/BR drive. wink.gif Not using much, but still alive and kicking. Primarily for ripping dvd/br.

I haven't burned single CD/DVD in about 15 years.biggrin.gif
post #12 of 62
I'm a PS1 and PS2 collector. I use optical drive to do direct ISO and Bin / Cue rips of my discs for long term off-site backup. Optical drive is essential for me. Not dead one bit... thumb.gif
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I occasionally use mine for movies, but it's rare these days. I have been planning to buy a few M-Discs for backing up my music & pictures, but haven't done so yet. I suspect I would be OK without the drive, but I'm not ready to give it up. Besides, I already own it, & my case has 3 bays. I might as well use them.
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post #14 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post

Wpoudn't it be wise to keep a Windows disc handy?

I keep a USB handy with Windows, but no longer use CDs. I bought the NZXT S340 just because it was small and did not have a CD/DVD drive bay.

edit: I do have an external CD/DVD rom just in case I need one though.
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post #15 of 62
I still keep one in my machine. I do not use it a lot but it does see use for creating DVDs or CDs several times a year.
   
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post #16 of 62
I have a bluray and dvd drive. I rip movies to my media server.
 
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post #17 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

Not dead one bit... thumb.gif

Concur, I use mine all the time. Won't build a computer without one...at least for the foreseeable future.

(Blu Ray, if only for the versatility)
Edited by technodanvan - 6/14/16 at 9:31am
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post #18 of 62
I also will not be without an ODD. I mostly use mine for ripping music CDs and watching movies, although I plan on eventually ripping all my movies as well. External ODDs are just too slow plus, with external ODDs, I have to horse around with a cable and find a place to put the portable ODD while using it, then store it when finished with it.
     
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post #19 of 62
+1

CD / DVD is a cheap way to physically distribute something to multiple parties..
post #20 of 62
Uh what else am I supposed to rip CDs with after I get back from Sam Goody?
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