Originally Posted by Elrick
Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
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.
Same here but did you notice, most manufacturers now have dropped even providing space on their cases to install any Optical Drives.
Really difficult in choosing any new cases that have any available, optical drive space
I know what you mean about manufacturers often deleting 5.25" bays. It's really annoying since the 5.25" bay is such a good place to mount various accessories. That's one reason why I'm going to build my own case (see http://www.overclock.net/t/1602023/preparing-for-a-scratch-built-case
) which will have 14 5.25" bays of which only one accessory will be an ODD.
I prefer buying my music on CD instead of from downloads because the music quality from CDs is so much better than downloads plus the tagging on most downloads is pretty pathetic; I get far more accurate info from the DC liner notes. The same is pretty true with movies on DVDs and BDs.Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 6/24/16 at 10:27pm