Solved Would a external optical drive work for me? Tags: DVD Drives Optical Media New Build Storage Last response: June 3, 2012 8:20 PM in Storage Share rocknrollz June 3, 2012 5:20:53 PM I am currently in the process of purchasing pieces for a new build. If I were to leave out buying the OD, could I install windows from an external OD that plugs in via USB? Or would I run into any problems? Asus P8Z77-V LK is the motherboard I would be using. More about : external optical drive work Best solution rolli59 a c 236 G Storage June 3, 2012 5:30:49 PM As long as boot from USB is enabled in BIOS it should work! rocknrollz June 3, 2012 8:20:21 PM Thank you again! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rocknrollz June 3, 2012 8:20:43 PM Best answer selected by RockNRollz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum0x7B after loading the XP inst. from external optical drive ForumCan I install an OS on a new build with an external optical drive ? ForumMy optical drive won't work to let me install windows 7! Help!!! ForumCan I Boot Up Windows 7 64-bit From a USB Optical Drive for a New Comp ForumOptical vs. external HD for back-up ForumNo optical drives will work ForumOptical drive ... ForumPlease give me a list of optical drives? ForumInternal Slot Loading Optical drive ForumHow to install OS without optical drive or floppy? ForumOptical Drive Converter ForumOptical drive not detected in xp ForumOptical drive not working ForumOptical drive won't close ForumMagnet go close to an external hard drive ForumHow to recover data from a unrecognized external hard drive ForumAfter installing SATA optical drive my computer cant POST ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumIntel SRT drive and (D:) drive? ForumAdding SRT to non-boot drive later More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !