CD drives outdated. New product software on jump/flash drive?

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 6,332
Re: CD drives outdated. New product software on jump/flash drive?

John Spaar wrote:

Just purchased a new Lenovo computer and BenQ monitor to go with my 6D2.

Of course I did not include a DVD drive. Trying to get more up-to-date.

Just wondering , with so many folks moving towards more portable media, why more manufacturers don't send their software on a jump/flash drive.

Need DPP, xrite version 1.7.1, BenQ drivers, etc.

Not all PC's have Cd/DVD , but all have USB.

As BillyBobSenna said, pretty much everything is online these days - both software and audio/video content.

I haven't bought a laptop with a CD or DVD drive for a number of years. I have a portable Blu Ray drive that will plug in to a USB port on any computer if I need that. My desktops all have DVD drives, but only because I've transferred over the drives from older machines. I probably shan't bother next rebuild, and will just use a portable drive.

The only things for which I need an optical drive are to load old software and to play old DVDs. All current software is downloaded, and videos generally streamed. I rebuilt a couple of machines recently and as I recall the only software I had to reload from optical drive dated back to 2001.

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