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Are DVD Roms Becoming Obsolete?

By Bart Forcey

Are DVD Rom Drives becoming obsolete? This is a question that many people ask themselves nowadays. With the fast paced technology that we have these days, you see that every single day a brand new innovation has hit the market.

Specifically with regards to computer systems, we see that there are new systems, new applications and new merchandise that are coming out to take over the last great invention. It seems like DVD ROMs arrived to wipe out the good old floppy disks that we used at one point. And similar to that these DVD drives that we have at present might become obsolete in the coming years.

An increasing number of individuals are starting to focus their energy increasingly more on internet programs. Today you could even back up your whole laptop information to different on-line backup applications, where you could log in and retrieve your information conveniently and without having to spend cash on an external hard drive.

Also, there are now a lot of people who have jumped on the internet train and are doing generally everything on the web. Instead of using their dvd rom drive, they are now downloading motion pictures online, downloading their media to their desktops, and not really focusing on using their very own DVD drives. When was the last time that you actually used your DVD and CD drives? It has probably been some time because you simply have not had a need for it.

Although we are more geared toward housing everything on our computer and on the internet, the DVD drives still serve a main purpose, which is to download our software program to the computer. When you go to your neighborhood Office Depot or Staples to grab your newest QuickBooks copy or your desired software program, you are going back home to install it via your CD drive. Until each software program would have a downloadable option online, most people who find themselves not as internet savvy will still need to buy it at the local establishments and manually install it via their drives.

When you have a defective dvd rom drive, you could most definitely replace it by getting a new one that you or your desired technician can install, or you could buy an external drive that you could connect via your USB. Even if they may become obsolete in the long term, in the meantime it is important that we have a CD or DVD drive in working order in your computer.

Nearly every PC made during the last few years had dvd rom drives included in them. The question is how often do you use them now?

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Forcey, Bart "Are DVD Roms Becoming Obsolete?." Are DVD Roms Becoming Obsolete?. 6 Jul. 2010. 11 Feb 2016 <>.

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