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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:36 AM

how much are blank CDs compared to low capacity thumb drivers?

most laptops now don't even have built in CD/DVD/Blu Ray drives anymore, desktops still them them though

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Reply how much are blank CDs compared to low capacity thumb drivers? (Original post)
pstokely Apr 2019 OP
Lochloosa Apr 2019 #1
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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:38 AM

1. Not our new desktops at work. Had to buy an external.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:21 AM

2. CDs are much cheaper

Mere pennies when bought in bulk, ten to fifteen cents maybe. Under twenty cents at Staples.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:22 AM

3. Thumb drives also hold a lot more data

But, thanks to the cloud, thumb drives are only really needed now for confidential information.

About the only reason to burn a CD any more is to make a music CD, and in fact there are easier ways to play music these days, so CDs are pretty much obsolete.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:01 AM

4. I used Blank Cds

for my annual Holiday Music CDs. I make a special Holiday Music CD, using songs I found on YouTube and converted to MP3 files.
I consider this my Christmas card/gift to friends and family. I make a big production on finding the right photo for the cover.
Two years ago when my Dad had passed I used a picture of him from 1957, holding up some jazz LPs he got for Christmas.
My friends look forward to getting their CD every year and I am not sure a thumbdrive would have the same effect

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