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Best External Blu-Ray reader/writer?

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zakyr    1

Looking for recommendations for Blu-Ray reader/writer. Preferably with USB 3.0.

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LaP    1,707

Always had lot of success with LG internal disc drives. Dunno about their external ones though.

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zakyr    1

Cheers!

 

One more question: Is it okay to burn data (pictures, raw images, softwares, etc.) on a BR Disc for longevity?

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Jim K    8,915
8 minutes ago, zakyr said:

Cheers!

 

One more question: Is it okay to burn data (pictures, raw images, softwares, etc.) on a BR Disc for longevity?

Maybe?  You'll have to do your research on the medium ... for example Verbatim has this to say about their BD-RE....

 

"Limited Lifetime Warranty and a 40-year history of quality and reliability."

 

Optical isn't forever ... they will break down over time ... just avoid cheap knock off brands and see how long the warranty is ... that should give you at least some idea on how confident the manufacture is about their product.

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LaP    1,707
15 hours ago, Jim K said:

Maybe?  You'll have to do your research on the medium ... for example Verbatim has this to say about their BD-RE....

 

"Limited Lifetime Warranty and a 40-year history of quality and reliability."

 

Optical isn't forever ... they will break down over time ... just avoid cheap knock off brands and see how long the warranty is ... that should give you at least some idea on how confident the manufacture is about their product.

Takes a lot of time tough if the disc is not used and stored in a place where sun and humidity wont reach it.

 

I have an old The Joshua Tree cd. It's been stored for a while as i owned an iPod since pretty much day one. The disc is probably around 30 years old. Still working perfectly and no sign of it being on the verge of not working.

 

Discs burned with home burners probably wont last as long but it's more than likely that by the time the disc fail what is stored on it wont be of any use or will be stored again on a new disc. Anyway no matter what media your backup is stored on you should always keep at least two copies of your backed up data.

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