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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I still need an optical drive, but I share one in an external enclosure between all of my systems.
^This is what I started doing a few years ago too ever since HDD and NAS backups started to make more sense than DVD backups. It is about as useful as a floppy drive is to me now but good to keep around as last resort.
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I am not using optical drives for my personal needs for couple of years... it's work related and when my parents ask for pictures
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You can buy a new sata drive for $20. sata to IDE converters can cost EVEN more than that. No matter what the price is, you're going to get worse performance using the converter. I was already in your position, then I noticed that my mobo actually had an IDE slot.. it just wasn't listed in the specs.
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