March 7th, 2017, 09:14 AM
Removing optical drive and leaving the gap open
I do not use the laptop's DVD drive frequently, in fact only on extremely rare occasion. Therefore, I am thinking of removing the built-in optical drive to save on weight.
However, I wonder if it is OK to leave the gap open? Or a caddy should be purchased to seal the gap up.
March 7th, 2017, 10:52 AM
I wouldn't leave it open. Dust could get in there, not to mention other things that should really stay out of the internals of a computer. Plus there's the aesthetics.
Slim DVD drives don't weigh that much, though...