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post #42 of 62
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post

My retail boxed PC game collection is getting pretty big, so I will likely always need to keep an optical drive around. Don't have one installed at the moment, but only cause it wouldn't fit...so I use an external optical drive. I also use an external floppy drive still...
Floppy drive? thumb.gif
post #43 of 62
I have an external optical drive for burning discs and for BluRay playback. It comes in handy quite a lot when my computers or a clients computer won't boot from flash drives.
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I have an optical drive in my main rig. And yes, I regularly use it.
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post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post

A blu ray or dvd player?
Do you guys believe drives are dead? Or do u keep em for blu ray movies or emergencies???
Dead since internet speeds raised and USB storage capacities increased.

If I need to share something with multiple people a simple URL does it.
Even at work when someone wanted a USB to share something I was like, come on, just email it tongue.gif
post #46 of 62
I don't. My case doesn't have a slot for it. I have the drive in my closet in case if needed. I can pop the side panel off and connect it. But usually, I buy the digital copy.
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Ok the problem with optical drives are they get broke real fast (or the lenses get dirty and stop reading blu ray discs till you open it up and clean it) or the discs themselves get srcatched and cannot be read anymore. So yeah optical media is a pain compared to downloads. But since I don't have unlimited high-speed net will have to deal with them. Also blu ray quality is far superior to any HD downloads.
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Yes. Are you real?

Correct I am, and yes I own an optical drive and use it sometimes, who freakin cares lol
post #49 of 62
I keep an external in the closet, which I haven't used in like two years lol....


It's pretty easy to get anything you need on a USB drive. So I don't really see the point in them anymore, but after reading the rest of the thread, different strokes for different folks I suppose.
Edited by Piraal - 6/27/16 at 7:23am
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Still use my Blu Ray drive all the time, primarily for ripping moves for Plex... installed a bluetooth receiver in my car so just stream music that way or just copy music to a flash drive I have installed in it as well so no real need for the CD player that is also available. thumb.gif
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