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Should I get a internal dvd/bd drive or a external dvd/bd drive?

can I install windows via external dvd/bd drive?
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post #2 of 12
Internal is cheaper and takes up less "visible" space.

I'm quite certain you can install via external drives, but don't quote me on it.
    
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post #3 of 12
You can install an OS via external but from what I've seen external drives are considerably slower. Not sure if speed matters with dvd drives, never really cared to learn what's what with dvd drives 'cause I rarely use them. I normally just get the cheapest possible lmao.
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post #4 of 12
Comes down to personal preference.
USB 2.0 ones might choke a bit on bandwidth.
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Laptop external, desktop internal.
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post #6 of 12
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are there any firewire or usb 3 external BD drives?
and any differences in video quality I should be aware of?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/16/11 at 11:30pm
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post #7 of 12
Only reason I would get external over internal would be if my case is far from reach and I just want to have it close to me.
Though you can do that with SATA but it might be more challenging and more cables with the power.


Firewire doubtful, but I am sure an expensive USB 3.0 is lurking about the stores.
Video quality shouldn't change either.
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post #8 of 12
Personally I would go with Internal. Its less of a hassle as far as storage goes
Hmmm...
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post #9 of 12
DVD drives are mechanical and they've remained pretty unchanged through the years. More cache and slightly faster, but I doubt USB 2.0 would hinder it's read/write too much.
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post #10 of 12
That being said, externals are just if you are being plain lazy. Get an internal. You'll like it in the long run.
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