Does my new computer have a DVD drive?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by farmerjohn1324, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. farmerjohn1324

    farmerjohn1324 Member

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    It sure looks like it from the side. But when I look under My Computer or Device Manager, there is nothing to be found. And I can't figure out how to eject the thing that looks like it should be a DVD Player.

    Lenovo Ideapad 330. Bought from Wal-Mart.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cnin7w34hmxw603/dvd.jpg?dl=0
     
  2. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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  3. farmerjohn1324

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  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Most people ditched that archaic technology years ago.
     
  5. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Much like the CD/DVD drive replaced the Floppy drive, it's been a few years since the trend of usb flash drives and cloud storage replacing the CD/DVD drive. Technology advances and things change.
     
  6. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    Apart from purveyors of software especially games software.
     
  7. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    Most software vendors (including game makers) have gone to digital delivery as opposed to providing a physical CD\DVD for installation.

    One major reason is so that the purchaser always gets the latest available version of the software.
     
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  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think I've bought a physical disc for a game in 5+ years.
     
  9. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Do they even sell DVD's anymore? :eek:
     
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  10. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Lot of newer games you buy in stores typically are just a code to redeem from a digital platform anyway.
     
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  11. serve2000

    serve2000 New Member

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    An external DVD drive is less than $50 on newegg, wouldn't be hard to grab one if you decide you really need it.
     
  12. UnholyVision

    UnholyVision Active Member

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    Under 50USD worth of games as well, lol. If their not consuming media in the form of a disc what is the point? Even OS's can be put on thumb drives these days.

    Though I personally would rather have an internal drive than one of those cheaper external ones. Usually read/write speeds wise. Installing an OS from a disc can be painful.
     

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