Optical drive in Sony® VAIO E Series
A CD/DVD player or a Blu-Ray player are some of the variations of optical drive. We are all acquainted with these devices along with the USB technology. It has phased out the diskette era. The optical drive on Sony Vaio E Series also includes Blu-Ray player and burner so one can play high definition videos and even burn high definition content that are made using the Sony VAIO E Series.
- The purpose of the optical drive
- Driver issues
- Hardware problems
The purpose of the optical drive
The optical drive is used to read, play and even make duplicate copies of files. Videos, audio, other documents and even bootable disks can be made and used on the optical drive. The Sony VAIO E Series uses Blu-Ray technology meaning high fidelity videos can be played and burned without sacrificing quality. Since trasferring videos can sometimes lead to compression issues, the Blu-Ray technology helps in alleviating it, so that one can really view amazing videos anytime. Generally, the optical drive is incredibly poweful and functional especially with the burner.
One of the most common issues regarding the optical drive on Sony VAIO E Series would be driver problems. The driver may have a conflict with another driver and it can lead to malfunction. The driver migfht be outdated, and in need of updating. Whatever the reason, updating and fixing the driver issues is very important as it helps in proper functioning of the optical drive. You can use 'Device manager' for that. Just right click on the device and then click on the 'update driver software' option. You can use online updating if you need to.
If you use the optical drive to continuously burn and play disks, the driver could suffer overusage and it could lead to hardware malfunction. If you tamper with the intricate and sensitive devices inside the optical drive, it might lead to hardware issues as well. Always keep the optical drive clean and do not exert too much pressure on it, especially if it is not a very solid device. It could break easily if you do not use it well. You can have it replaced or you can opt for an external optical drive which is more durable.