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I was just looking at my Computer tab and I just saw under my Bluray drive and under my DVD drive that it says it is a CD drive. Is there any reason why it says that instead of Bluray or whatever?

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asked Mar 27 '12 at 20:49

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DJ Scooby Doo


I noticed that too. Still not sure why.

(Mar 28 '12 at 05:50) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

Most likely because the majority of people think of BluRay discs, DVD discs, and the traditional "CD" disk as just "CD's"

In the end Microsoft probably said "Hey, most people call it that, lets not confuse the user."

answered Mar 28 '12 at 19:54

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To be honest, it's fine whatever it's labeled as. Unless of course it's labeled as unknown, now that would be a problem.

answered Mar 28 '12 at 13:52

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Billy Aoki

I much rather it be labled as an Optical drive than a CD Drive. I know it's petty for me to be making a big deal out of this but hey, someone had to notice it.

(Mar 28 '12 at 19:09) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Well there will be some that would like it that way and it is understandable there DJ Scooby Doo. For me I'm more flexible in that department on things. So long as it does it's job. That is all that matters for me. Doesn't matter if it is a windows machines, a mac machine, A linux or unix machine.

(Mar 28 '12 at 20:03) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

I think it is a shorten form for the blue ray drive there. BD could mean Blue ray drive rom for short.

answered Mar 27 '12 at 20:57

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Yeah I know that BD is Bluray, lol. I was wondering of the bottom it says CD Drive. Thanks for your comment though!

(Mar 27 '12 at 21:11) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Ya know how it is when they have legacy code in things there DJ Scooby Doo. Need I slap ya right arm silly with a piece of paper. LOL. Sideways on top of that to give you a paper cut.

(Mar 27 '12 at 21:40) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

I don't understand...

(Mar 27 '12 at 23:44) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

OKay bad Joke there DJ Scooby Doo never mind. I just have a weird sense of humour.

(Mar 28 '12 at 11:31) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Oh naw, it's fine lool. Don't worry about it.

(Mar 28 '12 at 13:45) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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Asked: Mar 27 '12 at 20:49

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Last updated: Mar 28 '12 at 20:03