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September 9, 2012 8:55:29 PM

I just noticed the optical drive I want to buy does not have software support for the O/S I intend on purchasing. How necessary is it to have software support for my o/s? I noticed many optical drives don't mention *any software support.

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September 9, 2012 9:12:59 PM

You only need software support for the burning software you plan to use if you burn CDs. For W7, any DVD drive will install it.
September 9, 2012 9:14:22 PM

Well most SATA optical drives have their drivers installed by W7/8 (prob vista and xp but not sure).

which one are you linking to? really unless you NEED high write speeds or bluray, you are just ok with a 15£ (15$) ASUS/Samsung DVD RW drive - no need to spend more than that if you just need it for o/s and game installs with occassional writing to DVD
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September 19, 2012 2:33:59 AM

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