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Windows 8 Supports Zero-Power Optical Disk Drives

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This sounds like it could lead to big changes in the optical disk drive industry …

Microsoft’s intention to optimize the upcoming Windows 8 operating system for mobile devices like netbooks or tablets has the consequence that the Redmond company has to optimize the operating system’s power consumption. Laptop users with optical disk drives may benefit from the operating system’s support of a feature called Zero-Power Optical Disk Drive (Zero Power ODD) which basically can reduce the power consumption of optical drives to zero in the operating system to save energy when the drives are not in use.