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Old 02-27-08, 07:18 PM   #61
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I know it's probably not a great deal of use to be posting this now, but if I was to buy a new optical drive of any sort, I'd be buying myself a USB drive. This whole concept of having to bend down to get to your PC every time you want to put a disc in it, it just seems so old-hat. It was necessary five years ago, s'not anymore. Have a drive on your desk instead. Under your monitor, perhaps. Save yourself some bother.
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Old 02-27-08, 07:21 PM   #62
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uh I just move my arm over a couple of inches and hit the button to open up the tray, plop the disc in and push the tray
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I know it's probably not a great deal of use to be posting this now, but if I was to buy a new optical drive of any sort, I'd be buying myself a USB drive. This whole concept of having to bend down to get to your PC every time you want to put a disc in it, it just seems so old-hat. It was necessary five years ago, s'not anymore. Have a drive on your desk instead. Under your monitor, perhaps. Save yourself some bother.
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GGW-H20L is ****ing amazing!

I have the read-only equivalent of this drive, the GGC-H20 and I have regretted not giving the extra 75Euros in order to have the writing functionality too, especially now that the format war is over.
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Old 02-28-08, 05:29 AM   #65
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uh I just move my arm over a couple of inches and hit the button to open up the tray, plop the disc in and push the tray
QFT....I really don't have to "bend over far" to put a disc in...LOL
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Old 02-28-08, 07:14 AM   #66
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I know it's probably not a great deal of use to be posting this now, but if I was to buy a new optical drive of any sort, I'd be buying myself a USB drive. This whole concept of having to bend down to get to your PC every time you want to put a disc in it, it just seems so old-hat. It was necessary five years ago, s'not anymore. Have a drive on your desk instead. Under your monitor, perhaps. Save yourself some bother.
USB drives are slow, plus, my PC is in perfect hand distance, no reason to bend down.
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I know it's probably not a great deal of use to be posting this now, but if I was to buy a new optical drive of any sort, I'd be buying myself a USB drive. This whole concept of having to bend down to get to your PC every time you want to put a disc in it, it just seems so old-hat. It was necessary five years ago, s'not anymore. Have a drive on your desk instead. Under your monitor, perhaps. Save yourself some bother.
i used to wonder why other countries referred to Americans as lazy. now, i finally understand.

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So if you use that nero plugin then you have to use showtime to playback the videos? Meh..
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So if you use that nero plugin then you have to use showtime to playback the videos? Meh..
yes, nero, cyberlink and intervideo HD codecs are rigged to only work in their players.
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Old 02-28-08, 10:56 AM   #70
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i used to wonder why other countries referred to Americans as lazy. now, i finally understand.


It's not laziness. It's just common sense to put something that you might need to use in a convenient place. Keep keys by the door, buy a house with a built-in bathroom, keep your discs near the player, keep the player near you. Seems only rational to me.

Personally, I don't touch my PC except to turn it on once every few days. I don't even have my optical drive plugged in. I only use it to install Windows anyway. But if I was of the persuasion of swapping discs regularly, I really would see no sense at all in moving over to my PC's base unit to swap discs. We did that in 1996, because there was no alternative. Now there are, it seems kinda pointless to stick with the old ways.

And I do find it amusing that I got three replies to my post. Is it really that radical an idea, or are you guys just that adverse to change?
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It's not laziness. It's just common sense to put something that you might need to use in a convenient place. Keep keys by the door, buy a house with a built-in bathroom, keep your discs near the player, keep the player near you. Seems only rational to me.

Personally, I don't touch my PC except to turn it on once every few days. I don't even have my optical drive plugged in. I only use it to install Windows anyway. But if I was of the persuasion of swapping discs regularly, I really would see no sense at all in moving over to my PC's base unit to swap discs. We did that in 1996, because there was no alternative. Now there are, it seems kinda pointless to stick with the old ways.

And I do find it amusing that I got three replies to my post. Is it really that radical an idea, or are you guys just that adverse to change?
radical idea? adverse to change? LOL!

i have to move less than 2 feet to hit the button on my drives. furthermore, i dont load discs constantly when i am on my computer, so why would i care about it? the thought has never even crossed my mind to get a USB drive so i dont have to move. lol
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radical idea? adverse to change? LOL!

i have to move less than 2 feet to hit the button on my drives. furthermore, i dont load discs constantly when i am on my computer, so why would i care about it? the thought has never even crossed my mind to get a USB drive so i dont have to move. lol
+1, I can reach my tower just fine from where I'm sitting. The fact of the matter is I would still have to get my lazy arse up if I actually wanted to get a disc because they are either behind me or on a shelf above my monitor.

If you were going for convience it would make more sense to make an iso of your disc and just keep all of the images stored somewhere. I barely use cds anymore because everything is just saved as a file, which also makes it install a lot faster.
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