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Average life of cd rom

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gman121, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. Gman121

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    What is the average life of a cd drive
     
  2. Jones

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    Anywhere from 1 day to 10 years on average. :p

    Seriously, I've never actually seen one die or seen it happen to anyone I know personally, but it must have happened to someone somewhere. And I'm sure someone on this forum has had one quit on them at some point, so I guess there is no right answer.
     
  3. Rumpo-Stiltskin

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    I'd say about three to five years depending on conditions and amount of use, and yes, i've disposed of countless optical drives (mostly old style non-DVD CD burners).
    Like most other drives though, they seem to be getting cheaper and more reliable......
     
  4. pugmug

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    Agree! It depends on how much and how often you use it, as all manmade parts wear out at some time.
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    The first CD -R drives (when they cost about US$500 each and were only 3x speed) seemed to last for ever. Lately I agree with the above, they can last days to a few years. But then they are cheap as well.
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Yeah I would agree 3-5 years depending on usage.
     
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