EVGA ditches driver DVDs in favor of 8GB USB sticks

Posted on Monday, May 21 2018 @ 11:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
EVGA announced its future motherboards (including the new H370 series) will no longer ship with driver DVDs. Instead, the company will bundle 8GB flash drives. This is definitely a good move, DVDs are barely used these days so every time I build a new system and need a driver I usually end up downloading it via a different system and transfer the file via a flash drive.
While some users might argue that it's good practice to get the latest drivers from the motherboard support page, you still need to install the network driver to access the internet after a fresh Windows installation. EVGA's decision is a well thought-out one as not all system builders include an optical drive in their builds or want to spend $15 on one just to install a driver.
The EVGA flash drive is re-writeable, so you can do with it what you want. EVGA promises this will not increase the price of its motherboards, despite the flash drive being 20x more expensive than a DVD.

Via: TPU

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