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Transcend Debuts 13.9-mm High Portable CD/DVD Writer

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It's been like ages since I've last used a DVD/CD/BluRay.. With thumb sticks, dropbox and my Android devices I see no use for those I've said before.
The last time I used a CD/DVD was about 5 years ago.. Even when installing Windows I'm using thumb sticks with the official image from MS.
 

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[citation][nom]ALEXMX[/nom]come on! not even bluray?[/citation]

For bluray to be affective, you would need at least USB 3 and allot more power(electricity) than the USB port can provide.
 

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[citation][nom]ricardok[/nom]It's been like ages since I've last used a DVD/CD/BluRay.. With thumb sticks, dropbox and my Android devices I see no use for those I've said before. The last time I used a CD/DVD was about 5 years ago.. Even when installing Windows I'm using thumb sticks with the official image from MS.[/citation]

Yep, everything I do now is with 64gb+ thumb drives :) so bluray becomes useless at that point.
 

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Depends what people do.

When family members want pictures from my DSLR, I'm not going to buy $4-5 USB drives and put them on that and give them it, I'm going to make a DVD copy that costs pennies and give them that.

With ultrabooks not coming with DVD drives people need external drives to still read CDs/DVDs they have of software, movies, data discs.

Just because YOU don't use something doesn't mean there's no uses for other people. Just because YOU have alternatives that doesn't mean those alternatives are practical for other people. You don't need or want it, no one cares.
 

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[citation][nom]wemakeourfuture[/nom]Depends what people do.When family members want pictures from my DSLR, I'm not going to buy $4-5 USB drives and put them on that and give them it, I'm going to make a DVD copy that costs pennies and give them that.With ultrabooks not coming with DVD drives people need external drives to still read CDs/DVDs they have of software, movies, data discs.Just because YOU don't use something doesn't mean there's no uses for other people. Just because YOU have alternatives that doesn't mean those alternatives are practical for other people. You don't need or want it, no one cares.[/citation]
There is this wonderful thing where you can share files called "email", I believe they invented it 30 years ago.
 

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[citation][nom]UVB076[/nom]There is this wonderful thing where you can share files called "email", I believe they invented it 30 years ago.[/citation]Well the obvious response to this would be that there is a file size and quantity limit on email. On the other hand, there ARE wonderful cloud services like SkyDrive and Dropbox that enable you to upload your photos and share specific folders with specific people.

I can still see wemakeourfuture's point though. It takes time and bandwidth to do this, and DVD can be had for super cheap.
 

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[citation][nom]UVB076[/nom]There is this wonderful thing where you can share files called "email", I believe they invented it 30 years ago.[/citation]

You want me to send e-mail attachments of dozen and dozen of photos that are 7+ MB each?

Not to mention video clips at 1080p.

LOL that's a complete waste of everyone time and bandwidth.
 
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