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News SSD shipments spike in 2013

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 7 Feb 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    It seems odd to me that IHS counts optical drives, HDD and SSD but doesn't track USB drive.
    From what i have read they claim that storage sales fell 5% last year but if they counted USB drives, that i think people maybe using instead of optical it may not have shown a decline.
     
  3. DriftCarl

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    I havn't had an optical drive for about 3/4 years now. I have windows 7 install on a bootable USB drive if I ever need to re-install. And all my games are downloaded via the likes of steam, origin ect.
    Backups of essential files are also on USB's and "the cloud"
     
  4. SchizoFrog

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    PCs without optical drives are an option for many but there are still certain situations where they will always be needed as long as the entertainment industry still supports them. I wouldn't dream of building a HTPC without one as not all CDs, DVDs or Blu-Rays have digital versions although for all other builds I would probably opt to go without and will probably invest in an external burner at some point for that 'just in case' scenario.
     
  5. law99

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    Blu-ray is a must for my htpc. Not only that but games are quite often cheaper in physical format. For those reasons alone I say **** you and raise two fingers to the anti-physical media brigade. Now, if they started packaging games and movies on thumb drives, I'd be right behind you.
     
  6. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    games maybe cheaper but u can always dump the key in steam origin or likewise and download them and throw away the disc. but that maybe just be being spoiled by my internet connection. also i don't have a optical drive.
     

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