Hi !!! I will be buying a laptop with a combo drive. I have my favorite DVDs from "The Godfather" and "Star Wars" that I will want to watch with it. However, if I take around my DVDs while on a plane or at school, chances are that they may get scratched or damaged. I don´t want to damage my DVDs by taking them around. I wonder if one can transfer the information from the DVDs, (the movies), to the hard drive, and then watch it. Thank you very much for your time and kind attention to this question. ignacio molina igmolinav.