How many of you still have/use disk drives?

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  1. TechnicolorDalek

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    Just out of curiosity. I've removed the drive from my PC to free up an SATA port for a hard drive. Haven't needed to use it since.. though it's been less than a week. :p

    I have an old IDE external hard drive enclosure that I can combine with another old IDE dvd burner if I ever need one again.
     
  2. n0ah1897

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    I have one, only used it twice. Once for installing Windows, once for burning a few home videos to a dvd for my grandpa. Once I get my new case this week, I'll be getting rid of it.
     
  3. logoster

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    i still have mine, and use it, linux emergency discs FTW (as well as some windows disks)
     
  4. TechnicolorDalek

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    The only thing I can remember using my disk drive for in the past few years if for burning linux discs.. but I started doing bootable flash drives a while ago.
     
  5. Potato

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    I only use my disk drives when I suddenly want to play some old game. Like nascar 03. I love racing around bristol just because the ai is always getting in wrecks and it's fun to try and avoid them. I remember one time it was just a wall of cars so I just jammed on the brakes and locked my wheels up cause there was nowhere else to go. I ALMOST stopped. I hit a stopped car at about 15 then some jerk rammed into the back of me at like 80.:mad: I need to play that sometime. It's unbelievably fun for an 11 year old game.
     
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  6. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I primarily use my laptop these days rather than desktop, it does not have a DVD drive. I have not once missed it.

    I have burnt 1 linux DVD from my desktop though and ripped ISO files of my old sim city 4 and GTA san andreas copies (my legally owned disks). Thats it.
     
  7. TechnicolorDalek

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    I ripped all my game discs to .iso files long ago. Come at meh legal bros. I don't even remember the last game/software that I got on disc instead of a download.
     
  8. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I know your not supposed to, but I really dont have anything against a person ripping their own game disks to iso if its for their own personal use. My iso files I am not handing out and have all been obtained from my physical disks which I went into a store and bought with my money. They arent going anywhere except onto my own machines.
     
  9. mrniz666

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    -I burn ISO files quite a bit.
    -DiRT 3 is a pain.
    -I can easly transfer files to old PC's that are not connected to my network and don't have usb mass storage support. I even have a FDD in my gaming pc for ease of transferring files.
    - I watch some of my old DVDs with my PC.
    In other words I couldn't live without a CD drive, though I am planning on removing my laptop one and having an SSD instead.

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  10. simon48

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    I'm rocking a new Retina MacBook Pro so no disk drive for me, but I do have a external one I use if I do need one.
     
  11. Stormdrain

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    External Disk Drive FTW
     
  12. n0ah1897

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    If I ever need one, I might resort to that.
     
  13. JDSJOEL

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    I use mine fairly often, mostly because my internet is awful so I'd rather order a disc off amazon instead of waiting days to download a single game.
     
  14. logoster

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    oh, and because my pc is the only one in the house, my mom uses it to copy her pics and such to a cd
     
  15. NkosiKarbul

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    I still have an internal dvd read only.
    Its only use is gta4 and ArmA dvds.
     
  16. Bubbleawsome

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    Yep. Use it to run new nfs without origin.
     
  17. pulley999

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    Have one, not in my system though. In the odd chance I need to use it I just remove the side panel and connect it loose on my desk.
     
  18. stephen f

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    I have a bluray drive that I use all the time for watching movies.
     
  19. Potato

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    Using one right now for nascar 02
     
  20. B_Wilco

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    When I built my new Desktop I put one in. After fitting 3 120mm fans on the front I had still had a slot left, so I bought the cheapest disk drive I could get. I used it to install windows, and some of the initial drivers for things like the motherboard and such. After that I have only used it to rip a few CD's and to watch a movie once.

    Honestly I use Steam and movie streaming services for everything so I don't even need disks anymore, but I had the space and I figured it would be better to have one and never use it, then to not have one and need it. They are dirt cheap anyways (mine was $12 for a DVD burner).
     
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