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Does anyone still have disc drives in their pcs?

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I happen to have a blu ray. But i never used the actual blu ray functionality. I just use to install old games or play movies that don't exist on digital marketplaces.


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Not in my desktop.

 

My laptop has a BD/CD/DVD drive, though. I use it somewhat often, and the Bluray functionality is nice to have even if I've never used it.

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No CD drives in the house including laptops.

My X79 office PC has a BD burner, but I'm replacing that soon.


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5 minutes ago, BlockedTheShot said:

I happen to have a blu ray. But i never used the actual blu ray functionality. I just use to install old games or play movies that don't exist on digital marketplaces.

My HTPC has 2 ODD's, 1 Blu Ray M-Disc everything and an older CD DVD...only cause it had the slots lol...Ive literally only played 1 blu ray when I set up Leawo (free) to play blu rays...it has a purpose though - when the internet goes out and my kids are watching a movie LOLOL.  I put the second one in because I have 4 in the parts pile and needed to reduce its footprint LOL.  Its actually not plugged into a motherboard sata header yet...have a sata 1/II card coming in so I can at least use it if I want 


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I have an old broken laptop with a dvd drive? My roommate has a PS4 but that's not a PC.


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Used mine to watch LOTR recently. When I built my first PC it was considered super practical, but nowadays there's a ton less physical media.


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Yep, in my main rig and externally for my Mac. 


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My current system has a DVD Writer with Lightscribe.  I've used it on/off in the past two years, mostly for old retro games, or burning CDs and DVDs for my vintage computers.

 

My next build probably won't have one, but I'll keep a USB version around for the occasional necessity.


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I have an external uhd player plugged into my main computer. I use it to rip Blu Ray and uhd blurays.  Then send them to my unraid machine.  Until this past black Friday I haven't had an optical drive since my old core 2 duo machine. Got rid of that 5 or 6 years ago. 

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I have one in my main computer. I use it if I want to watch DVDs on my computer and for my CDs.


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I'll be using ODDs (Optical Disc Drives) for years to come. I get the vast majority of my music and all my videos from CDs, DVDs, and, recently, BDs.


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Hell yeah! I'll be putting a BluRay writer in my new PC when I eventually build it. Why? Because physical media is not dead, bit rate on physical media (BluRay especially) is way better than any streaming service, and because I have a load of DVD's and BluRay's I like to watch ._.

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I'm no fancy pants bitrate or compression noticing fella. I used my disk drive once since 2015 trying to run fifa 2002 and that's it. It's kind of like a headphone jack for me; cool for those who care, but since there are better technologies I don't use it anymore


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I actually looked specifically for a laptop with a Blu Ray player back in 2012 which I still use. Other than that I have an external BR drive as well, if that counts. I vividly remember plugging it into a USB hub for the first time (the thing is powered by two USB connectors) and it shorting out the entire hub in one fell swoop.

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I have an external DVD laying under my monitor, on the monitor base plate for easy access


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I have one in my PC, use it for the purpose of Music. A lot of music I get is from CDs due to it being

1: Cheaper

2: Has backups

3: Often times aren't on digital marketplaces

4: Sound Quality

5: Physical Media just looks cool don't judge me


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I have an external USB DVD drive that is connected whenever I need to rip a new CD to FLAC. No machines with internal optical drives at home any more.


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I got 1 because have and old case (760t) but I can remove without a single issue  because external ones are on the same price, but for using it I use for work, (Its easier to install software via cd than download at 15/1 speeds (fuck my work and radio internet) 


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I have a blu ray drive/burner dont use it much but It does come in handy, also I want to back up my software to blu-ray sometime..because you cant trust hard drives forever lol


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