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Old 05-20-2013, 04:34 AM
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Do you still use a DVD drive on your computer?

I recently built a system for work and tried to cut cost in some places. One of these was not including a dvd drive.. I know this is only approx 15 but it all adds up! I realised just how little I used one when I opened the disk tray on the old system and the cd was about 2 years old. I guess it depends on what you use your computer for.

Operating System - USB Drive (quicker than cd/dvd)
Software and drivers - online

Does anyone still use a DVD drive on a daily or even weekly basis? and what for?
 

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Old 05-20-2013, 05:08 AM
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No where near a regular basis but I only paid about 6 pounds for it.
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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I still use the stock one that came with the tower. It's RW capable, so I use it in conjunction with DVD+RW DVD's as backups and what not.
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:46 PM
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I got a Blu-Ray drive on the new laptop I got about two months ago. I've used it once in all that. It seems like everyone is streaming and downloading these days. Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, etc.
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:50 PM
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At home, i almost never use my DVD-drive, however at work i often use DVDs to install operating systems on customer computers. When i do use my DVD-drive, it's usually to see a movie.
 
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:03 AM
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The last time I used my cd drive.... I think it was 6 months ago when I installed some software. I could have downloaded it, but putting the cd into the drive was a bit faster .

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It seems like everyone is streaming and downloading these days.

Indeed.


I thought about buying a bluray drive (or even a bluray player), but with everything available online (and in somewhat good quality), I don't really need it. The huge disk-space is great, but usb-drives are much more convenient (and cheaper in, the long run).
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:45 PM
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yes we use DVD drive on our computer to burn some dvd's and also to watch some new movies.
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:49 PM
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That actually made me think. Can't remember the last time I used mine.

Good point above. We are now in the age of streaming and apps. So, the use of CDs and DVDs is slowly dying I believe.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:35 AM
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its heart of our business as need to write dvds on daily for clients
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:53 AM
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I thought the DVD drive was a cup holder.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:25 AM
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The last time I used my DVD drive was to load CDs of music in my Win media player.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:00 PM
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I rarely if ever use it but it's good to have for when I do need to...

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:21 PM
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DVDs whether they are used for computers or to watch movies are quickly joining the ranks of 8 tracks, cassettes, and VHS. DVDs are still used by some so they are not completely dead, but its just a matter of time.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:34 PM
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I am not going to lie, the only time I use my dvd/cd player is to install software or to view pictures that I had saved on a CD.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:57 PM
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Speaking of which, do you use a free software to convert your WAV cd files into Mp3?
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:58 PM
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I don't do that type of stuff. If a friend has a CD I like, I just burn a copy. lol (sshhhh)
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:49 PM
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I don't do that type of stuff. If a friend has a CD I like, I just burn a copy. lol (sshhhh)
I use to burn my own CD into CDW for the auto CD player, because here when it is very hot, discs are melting if you forget the CDs in the car
 
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:08 AM
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I only use my DVD Drive to watch movies that i have on cd.
When I am too lazy to go online, also because i like subtitles on my movies.
 
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:15 PM
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I thought the DVD drive was a cup holder.
Yup...been there, replaced them there cup holders for folks years ago LoL

With what we do, we use cd/dvd drives frequently while working folks computers, especially the older ones....other than that I don't remember the last time I used it out of need
 
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:54 PM
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I am actually and ISO man myself. Download via MSDN and then utilize MagicDisk to mount and enjoy. It has got to be more than 6 months on my workstation, and almost 1 year on my laptop. Almost makes me want to press the button to see if it opens!
 
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