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looking for external bluray burner recommendations

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#1 anarchy99



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 18:40

I'm looking for a external bluray burner.

preferably i'd like it to be a slim drive since il be using it with my laptop primarily and i want it to power stictly off USB if possible.

Im also curious I've seen a few (pioneer and buffalo come to mind) that are USB 3.0 does that actually matter for a bluray drive? would there actually be a performance increase over one that was USB 2.0?

any comments or suggestions about one are welcome 

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#2 Mindovermaster


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 19:17

Well, faster transfer rates between USB2 and 3, but just for watching movies, I don't think you will see much difference.


As per brand, I'd prefer ASUS or LG. But that's me.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:01



I have been using a Matsushіta UJ-240 (I think--left it at work) BD-RE drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure, both of which I purchased from eBay.  To date, I have not done any burning, but play Blu-ray movies works fine.




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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:21

I bought one about 6 months ago.

Haven't taken it out of the box yet.

Thought it might come in useful; been struggling to find a use for it.

Maybe I'll burn all the family photos onto one and send it to my parents as a backup.