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External cd / dvd drive

Discussion in 'SMB' started by box2box, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. box2box

    box2box Striker

    new laptop doesn’t have an internal cd dvd drive, anyone recommend any external ones ? Cheers
  2. anth

    anth Winger

    Do people still use CD/DVDs? There is a reason most laptops don’t come with a drive for them anymore.
  3. I've got a Samsung one.

    Don't get a Samsung one.
  4. sima-hebburn

    sima-hebburn Winger

    bought a new pc few month ago (i9-9000k+rtx 2700)

    goes to put windows cd in , duhhhhhhhhhhh :lol: got that tool that puts windows install on usb stick

    bought a liteon from ghi(£30) to burn audio cd's
  5. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

  6. box2box

    box2box Striker

    CDs mate
  7. anth

    anth Winger

    Again why? You've got plenty of streaming options that are good quality, but even if they aren't good enough for you, you can use far greater quality audio like FLAC on a usb memory stick which most media players in the last few years support.

    I can honestly say I have no owned a DVD player since I sold my xbox 360 about 6 years ago, and I haven't had audio CDs for probably closer to 10 years when aux inputs became common place.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  8. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I'm with you on that, but there's always that once where you need one.

    For example, I need one now to burn a Sat Nav update disc for my car. Needs to be a certain brand burner and disc to work anarl, ffs.
  9. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    I'm just waiting for someone asking if they can get a vinyl drive to plug into their laptop
  10. houst69

    houst69 Striker

    One in argos
  11. Slippery Jim

    Slippery Jim Striker

  12. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

  13. box2box

    box2box Striker

    It’s to transfer music from a cd so I can play via iTunes/ phone etc. Some of the cds are not available on streaming services
  14. anth

    anth Winger

    Ah fair enough, I don’t have that wide a range of a taste in music :oops:
    box2box likes this.

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