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Ship NI Developer Suite on USB keys instead of DVDs

Status: Completed

NI send us the NI Developer Suite each year on DVDs all packed in a nice little NI branded dvd carry case. We are on the SSP suscription and we receive 3/years, which means I have a whole stack of them.

 

I suggest that NI start shipping USB keys instead. USB has several advantages:

 

  • USBs are smaller
  • USBs are more usable on devices without DVD player
  • Installing with one large USB means no more DVD swapping. I can go to lunch while NI installs/updates without having to change the DVD every couple of minutes.
  • USBs are reusable: when you get a new version on LabVIEW on a new USB, you can use the old one for regular usage. This also means less waste, since the USB keys are still in use after a new version ships, but the DVDs are useless.

 

Ship developer suite on NI USB keys

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Status changed to: Completed
 
DNatt, NI
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Is this now default or how does one select the USB option?

Proven Zealot

Taylor_H: Not sure. You'll have to ask someone in Sales. I have no contacts there, and they don't typically read the forums. If you have a local Field Sales Engineer, that's a question for him/her.