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 Post subject: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:14 am 
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How have ODs improved? Some quieter? :roll:

Should an already existing, at least 8 years old DVD RW be changed with a new system?
What'd be recommended?


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 Post subject: Re: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:18 am 
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The internal ones haven't improved much at all, as focus has been on making them cheap to manufacture. Wait until you need to replace it, if ever.
An external DVD unit could be useful to have around just in case one needs to hook one up to a system. More and more notebooks don't have them built in, and there's often little need to include one into a new desktop build today.

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 Post subject: Re: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:48 am 
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ive gone to using one portable slimline laptop style DVD-RW for all my PC's. but mostly it just sits in a drawer.

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 Post subject: Re: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:42 am 
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Greetings and Thank Yous :)


mkk wrote:
An external DVD unit could be useful to have around just in case one needs to hook one up to a system.
Considering that.

How's
- BUFFALO MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer with LED Power Indicator - Disk drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 8x8x5x - Hi-Speed USB – external (DVSM-PC58U2VB-EU)
?

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