I barely use the drive actually if I needed to use it more I'd use an external.
ANd keep the drive for hardware installs.
my drive is so bad now on my a10 that its not bootable I can't recover the unit.
I can't boot with an external at all so unless I want to get it replaced which
will cost mega bucks I won't be able to do anything at all.
At 06:02 p.m. 23/03/2009, you wrote:
>Oh, then you are lucky. I've had several cd/dvd drives go bad. In fact the one
>in my laptop bit the dust and i have to make do with an external drive until I
>can send it into H.P. for repairs. Like any electronic device it depends on
>how much you use it. If you burn a lot of disks, do weekly back ups, etc then
>your drive is more likely to fail than someone who barely uses it.
>>True enough. Maybe sony learned from there mistakes with the ps1 and ps2. I'm
>>sure some sega cd units haven't been serviced at all, it'd be neat to see
>>statistics on older cd based consoles vs. newer ones.
>>Oh, another thing I'm wondering, I wonder what the wii is like with discs? My
>>gamecube started acting wierd, it would randomly not read a disc so I had to
>>reset it. With soul Kalliber, I rented it, and it would freeze randomly.
>>I know for a fact that on sega cds with the front loading design (tray), the
>>tray motor would die. I have a Panasonic discman here from 1992 and it still
>>works flawlessly. I've also noticed how companies now started skimping on
>>ports, buttons and switches.
>>Quite wierd though is the fact that I've had absolutely no problem with
>>computer cd drives. New or old. They all work great.
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