When was the last time you burned a CD/DVD/optical disc?

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  1. FAST6191
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    Whoo for descriptive titles. Anyway I fix computers from time to time as it is easy money and was looking at my writeable disc collection (all discs, do not actually have any bootable USBs) and realised I had not actually burned a disc probably since I set this machine up (mainly as I had a shiny new SSD and windows XP was ending shortly, so early 2014), and that was the first time in a about a year which then was only to replace my broken copy of Hiren's BootCD.

    I burned a lot more during the 360 days, even have a permaflashed ihas drive for burning XGD3, but come to think of it that was about all I did then too. Prior to that people often wanted their home movies in DVD format and a few people still wanted CDs for cars and such.

    All that said I reckon this is still very much a case of "you will miss it when you do not have it".

    So last optical disc you burned and any salient comments on the matter you wish to make.
     
  2. ut2k4master

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    just a few days ago, burning a recovery cd to rescue a pc that was unusable after a failed partitioning :P
     
  3. DinohScene

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    Couple of months ago.
    Windows 7 install DVD.
    Last time I burned a 360 game was 2 years ago I believe.
     
  4. Duo8

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    Back in 2008. A CD with Ubuntu 8.10 IIRC.
     
  5. Lucifer666

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    that would probably be the last time I tried burning a CD for my sega dreamcast

    which was before its disk drive died

    which... must've been a couple years now surely
     
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    About 3 months ago. I downloaded a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft's site to use as a recovery disk since I screwed up.
     
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    Uhhhhh... Maybe three or four months ago? I was giving a small bit of software to a friend and couldn't afford to part with my flash drive that day.
     
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    Last year. Burning illegally downloaded Saturn IS- Oh I mean making Saturn backups of my own games.
     
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    A few days ago, making a buncha audio cds for me dad as gifts to his karaoke/bar clients.
    I did, like, almost an hundred cds or something.
     
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    I think it was years ago, when I burned several live CDs/recovery CDs to try to backup the data on a laptop drive. In the end I was only able to backup the data from within Windows itself. I might have burned a Windows 7 disc since then, although I have several of them laying around I can never find them when I need them.
     
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    About a month ago. Transferred an ancient VHS home movie to a DVD for my Dad.
     
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    2010 because my car had no aux jack.
     
  14. duwen

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    I burn disks pretty frequently - the last one was less than a week ago.

    About 15 years ago I worked for a company that printed and duplicated cd's and dvd's... consequently, I ended up with a LOT of misprinted blank media - the dvd's I accrued ran out long ago, but I still have several hundred blank cd's.

    My car stereo is a bit old, and doesn't have an aux input, but it does play mp3's burned onto a cd; this accounts for the majority of my disk burning these days.
     
  15. yusuo

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    Last night, I burned 4, there's alot of screeners floating around recently
     
  16. Originality

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    Last week for me. Burnt Windows 7 and 10 to DVD because neither seemed to want to work off my USB.

    Edit: on the topic of having a DVD drive or not, I've found that most people don't need one, and those who do occasionally use one would be just fine with a USB DVD drive. Still, I like to keep my 5.25" drive bays in my system builds because there are plenty of other useful things to put there instead of optical drives.
     
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    I still burn things...semi-frequently. Every now and again I'll need to burn a copy of Windows or something on the fly when I don't have any USB drives around, my mother still has me burn CDs for her every now and again when she wants some music. My little brother also has a 360 with a flash DVD drive, so I burn a couple 360 games whenever something big like CoD or something comes out.

    And speaking of XGD3, when that first came out and I was looking around at how to burn those, I discovered that the DVD drive I had at the time (that I pulled from a desktop just because) was one of the only iHas models (at that time anyways) that had the custom firmware that let you burn XGD3 games. I still use it to this day, though I half expect it to die on me sometime soon cuz it's getting pretty up there now, it's like 6 or 7 years old at this point.
     
  18. Xenon Hacks

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    Probably a good year ago I burned a copy of Advanced Warfare for my 360.
     
  19. Tomato Hentai

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    Quite a few months ago. It was Windows 95 or 98 I think.
     
  20. DarkFlare69

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    Never, i burn my shit to usbs
     
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