The joy of a PC (that's a Windows PC and not an Apple PC) is the ability to do what the hell you want. Vertical mounting optical drive? Easy, there's a fair few cases with those. No drive bays? Ditto. Unlike Apple PC's, windows PC's are not designed to be a one size fits all and that's their USP. A vertical mounted optical drive would do nothing more than piss me off - my PC sits on a shelf and whilst I'm sat down I can barely touch the bottom of it. Hence, whilst using that shelf I've been using PC cases that suit it best - a tiny Lian-Li and my current Corsair 200R. I also like the amount of internal storage. I sure as hell won't be running my Steam catalogue from a NAS.
Heh, aye, and that's far from a new idea. HP/Compaq (one, either or both, can't remember) had those. I love those Silverstone cases too for general innovation.
(Yes, Apple, innovation. Actually thinking of something for yourself.)
synaesthesia (18th August 2013)
I use a USB drive, my old one packed up and I couldn't be bothered to replace it. With the USB one I know its portable.
As for work PCs I have not been including optical drives on student PCs because everything is network installations but I have included them for staff PCs because they still use CDs which have all sorts on them.
Discs though I am sure will be around for a while and its just another war mongering comment about "this is dead, that's dead" they may have an iPad or a tablet but sitting in the corner being used for work is a laptop with a used optical drive. Hey Ho I am sure I am wrong and in a few years time (like many said a few years back) it will all be gone and we will all be using tablets, fast internet connection, all cloud based and will never use a PC/laptop/optical drives.......................
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