If you're into building your own PC, then you must have noticed that few of the new cases come with an optical drive bay. I must be getting old, because I have no idea why anyone would want to build a computer without an optical drive. There are portable BD drives, but they can cost about 3 to 4 times what a standard 5 1/4 drive will. Yes it's aging tech, but there is really nothing to replace them with. It's true you can store stuff on a thumb drive or portable hard drive, but would you really trust either of those for long term storage of a priceless family home movie? Even at their worst a standard DVD is far more likely to outlast a hard drive or thumb drive, a BD disc can last for decades, and an M-Disc is estimated to last for centuries. It's true you could pay for cloud storage, but in my view they're unnecessary money sinks. So again, Optical Drives, yes or no?