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When Will Cds Die?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

With things like itunes, steam, netflix, hulu, and games on demand (xbox, not sure for ps3) the only reason I see CDs being needed is for drivers and OSes but with those I could also see flash drives being used instead because they can't get destroyed like CDs.


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I think at the rate of advancement in storage tech CDs will no longer be a viable or recommended medium of storage in around 2.5 years.

It wasn't long ago that we were all using 100GB IDE HDDs Now there's SSDs with 10 times the storage capacity. SSDs, HDDs and USB flash is coming down in price so dramatically it's getting to the point where it's almost laughable. You could, just buy a whole bunch of HDDs and label them like you used to with video tapes.


 

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Its already normal for laptops & computers to come with no cdroms in New Zealand. Some occasionally have a dvd/bluray player but even those are few. 

We really only have 1 game retailer here (EB Games), because there is just no market, also a huge decline in cd shops  - most people just look to iTunes or Spotify here . 


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Its already normal for laptops & computers to come with no cdroms in New Zealand. Some occasionally have a dvd/bluray player but even those are few.

We really only have 1 game retailer here (EB Games), because there is just no market, also a huge decline in cd shops - most people just look to iTunes or Spotify here .

I think part of it is because every company wants to say there laptops the thinests, removing the dvd drive takes a large bulk out and it and weight aswell

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huge decline in cd shops  - most people just look to iTunes or Spotify here . 

 

Exact same in Scotland. There's simply nobody buying CDs anymore. All of the people that do, have either ripped their CDs to a PC and added it to itunes or equivalent or have all the CDs they'd ever want and are fine with letting the medium die. 


 

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They'll die when we stop selling CD players or CD burners 

 

They're all being phased out here


 

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I use cd's occasionally to install games as i only have 100gb quota and downloading a 15gb game once or twice a month is gonna push me over. So if i see a game i want at EB for a simalar price to what it is on steam then i'll get the hard copy.

I do want them to die fairly soon though, i can always upgrade my internet plan, though music is a big problem.

 

Cd's have a far higher quality audio file on them compared to the standard mp3 compression, so if they died i'm sure the Audiofiles would be a little unhappy for a while, then they'd get over it because you can still buy music online in cd quality. So it would probably become archaic but still supported ;) 


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I use cd's occasionally to install games as i only have 100gb quota and downloading a 15gb game once or twice a month is gonna push me over. So if i see a game i want at EB for a simalar price to what it is on steam then i'll get the hard copy.

I do want them to die fairly soon though, i can always upgrade my internet plan, though music is a big problem.

Cd's have a far higher quality audio file on them compared to the standard mp3 compression, so if they died i'm sure the Audiofiles would be a little unhappy for a while, then they'd get over it because you can still buy music online in cd quality. So it would probably become archaic but still supported ;)

Wow, I didnt even think about download caps >_< but still, I feel like things that would need to be a hard copy should just come on a flash drive, everyone has a usb port, and notebook users would be happy to :) and no more worry over scratched CDs

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I am starting to phase out DVD's, slowly ripping the good ones and then placing them on eBay.  I am evil.

thats illegal not evil XDD

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I am starting to phase out DVD's, slowly ripping the good ones and then placing them on eBay.  I am evil.

Selling shitty dvd's on ebay, maybe a little bit evil xD


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hopefully 2 years but very possibly as long as 5 years.


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also flashdrives are still a little to expensive compared to cds. even though you can use flash drives much more


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thats illegal not evil XDD

 

Selling shitty dvd's on ebay, maybe a little bit evil xD

 

Oh no, its pure evil.  And hey, they are not shitty they are perfect store bought DVD's that I am selling for $2 each.  I just want the space they take up back!

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Oh no, its pure evil.  And hey, they are not shitty they are perfect store bought DVD's that I am selling for $2 each.  I just want the space they take up back!

how many do you have? they can't be taking up that much space XD and theres always Good Will


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CD's will go away when they need to.

they needed to about a year ago XD


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they needed to about a year ago XD

For what reason? Are you using CD's as a reference to all optical media, or just the real "CD"? Optical media will continue to be relevant for another decade.

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For all optical media, they are unreliable, slow read/write speeds, low amount of data can be stored on them. I just find them annoying but they are still helpful for people with internet caps, driver CDs, OS CDs ect 


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For all optical media, they are unreliable, slow read/write speeds, low amount of data can be stored on them. I just find them annoying but they are still helpful for people with internet caps, driver CDs, OS CDs ect 

Unreliable in what sense? Low amount of data? Are you talking about CDs? DVDs? Blu-Ray? CDs are low storage amount, but DVDs going up to 8GB-9GB is pretty good and Blu-Rays is up to 50GB. That is pretty awesome if you need a permanent copy to keep somewhere safe; like pictures, documents, taxes, etc.

 

I personally love my music CDs and hate online stores to purchase digital music from. Same thing with movies. Everything online nowadays has some sort of DRM behind it, especially movies, but if I go buy a DVD all I need is a DVD player and I'm good to go. I can just rip my music in whatever format I want, but online stores like iTunes like to have their music in one format and in one bitrate only. Very annoying.

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Unreliable in what sense? Low amount of data? Are you talking about CDs? DVDs? Blu-Ray? CDs are low storage amount, but DVDs going up to 8GB-9GB is pretty good and Blu-Rays is up to 50GB. That is pretty awesome if you need a permanent copy to keep somewhere safe; like pictures, documents, taxes, etc.

 

I personally love my music CDs and hate online stores to purchase digital music from. Same thing with movies. Everything online nowadays has some sort of DRM behind it, especially movies, but if I go buy a DVD all I need is a DVD player and I'm good to go. I can just rip my music in whatever format I want, but online stores like iTunes like to have their music in one format and in one bitrate only. Very annoying.

Unreliable as in they get scratched easily >.< and with low amount of data capacity i was more talking with CDs. 

 

For me Itunes is no hassle, mainly because I only use apple devices and I'm not sure but you can buy/rent movies from itunes and download them to any device (apple or not) 


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I think ask we get more and more ultrabooks on the market, the amound of CD's being used will be lower and lower. Instead I think we will be using more Thumb Drives, External Hard Drives, and Network Drives.


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I doubt it'll be for quite a few years yet, walking around a shop the other day I saw video tapes, first time in about 5 years.


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