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  1.    17 Jul 2015 #31

    The reason why they're doing this is because most new machines don't even have optical drives any more.
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       17 Jul 2015 #32

    swarfega said: View Post
    The reason why they're doing this is because most new machines don't even have optical drives any more.
    That's because all the OEMs what to be the thinnest and lightest, which is a shame for people who use laptops as a desktop replacement. You used to be able to remove the DVD drive and add an additional internal SSD/HDD.
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       17 Jul 2015 #33

    Cliff S said: View Post
    That's because all the OEMs what to be the thinnest and lightest, which is a shame for people who use laptops as a desktop replacement. You used to be able to remove the DVD drive and add an additional internal SSD/HDD.
    My ASUS laptop came with dual drive bays, so no need to remove the DVD drive. I hear what your saying though. That's a common mod these days.
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       17 Jul 2015 #34

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    My ASUS laptop came with dual drive bays, so no need to remove the DVD drive. I hear what your saying though. That's a common mod these days.
    oh I'm a bit jealous now. Just a bit, because the USB 3.0 HDD does it's job(system boots fast if I turn the drive on AFTER booting) and the DVD came in handy for ripping.
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       17 Jul 2015 #35

    Cliff S said: View Post
    oh I'm a bit jealous now. Just a bit, because the USB 3.0 HDD does it's job(system boots fast if I turn the drive on AFTER booting) and the DVD came in handy for ripping.
    I put two SSD's in, a 128GB for Windows and a 256GB for my data. The original drive went into a USB 3 drive enclose. I use it for backup and what won't fit on the 256GB drive. Mostly MSDN ISO's.
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  6.    17 Jul 2015 #36

    @alphanumeric no hard drive?
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       17 Jul 2015 #37

    swarfega said: View Post
    @alphanumeric no hard drive?
    No old style spinner drive if that's what you mean. An SSD is a hard drive, its just solid state drive.
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       17 Jul 2015 #38

    swarfega said: View Post
    The reason why they're doing this is because most new machines don't even have optical drives any more.
    Comment deleted.
    Last edited by DKW; 17 Jul 2015 at 21:26.
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       17 Jul 2015 #39

    Winuser said: View Post
    I have a laptop and a tablet that don't even have a DVD drive.
    Don't laptops come with the fantastic ( ) OEM install partitions?

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    They have been talking holographic since the Laser was developed. It is always "5 years away."
    Just like Fusion power has only been "a decade away" (for the last ~60 years).
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       17 Jul 2015 #40

    I love my optical discs. I have a DVD burner in every machine except the Asus Netbook (waiting for 10 as it is leaner than 7). I do not have a standalone Blu Ray player but have Blu Ray drives in my media and main PC's have Blu Ray and DVD burners. Always on the look out for CD's at garage sales, stores , Amazon and E Bay world wide. Just got a rare CD from Germany to add to my collection. I like to have the music in a real form so I can rip it to FLAC and play it with Winamp 5 in jukebox mode. Obviously I have 2 4gb USB drives to install Windows 7 64/32 bit Universal and also will do the same for Windows 10. I'll make my own. As to making the packaging for USB drives it will be very similar to DVD packaging. It will have to be secure to prevent theft of the codes or drive. I suspect the cost difference in mastering the DVD and USB are similar. You can only copy the data over to the drive in real time. The main difference will be the higher cost of the USB drive. I wonder if this could lead to music being available in the same way, on a USB drive or SD drive? That would be handy as the cd case and disc take up some room when you have 30 years worth. If downloads of FLACs were available I would by them. I get some CD's from Amazon and use the "free" MP3 download until the CD arrives.
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