I wouldn't get a CD drive because I wouldn't use it.
That is because you do not have a 63 Ford PU truck with a CD player like I do.
Look under "Scooters" in my profile pictures. I do not like the card reader car stereos in the desert.
They are too flimsy in a Desert environment. Too each their own.
@ Soadyheid. I have pulled hard drives and installed a Distro from one brand of laptop to another.
The kernel picks up on the different hardware. Only reconfigure I had to do was with the wireless interface.
I went from wlan0 to wlan1. But it can be hit or miss depending on graphics chips and sound chips.
I have been the windshield instead of the bug so far doing installs this way.