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.
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