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whats a good PC External Blu-Ray Writer?

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by truewraith, 12 Mar 2021.

  1. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 582

    Location: England

    next pc tower will have no front area for my pioneer bluray writer so wondered what would be a good external one to buy please in the hope they are as good as the internal ones?

    cheers
     
  2. Donnie Fisher

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Jun 2018

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    Location: Doon the watah ... Scotland

    Buy an internal one you like and fit in a case ? Or keep the one you have and put it in an enclosure?
     
  3. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 582

    Location: England

    i didn't know you could get enclosures for dvd/blu drives!
     
  4. JohnG7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jul 2020

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    Same size as a CD/DVD drive
     
  5. truewraith

    Hitman

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    Location: England

    thanks
     
  6. spolsh

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Jul 2015

    Posts: 352

    I got a Samsung USB external blu-ray about 4 years ago, still going strong and a lot smaller and neater looking than the enclousure/full size drive versions, but if looks aren't important, you can get USB (with external power adapter) cables for 3.5 inch HDD/BR-DVD drives for reasonable prices.
     
  7. Praetorian

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Location: None of your business

    Got two here for different purposes - Hitachi-LG BP55 External Blu-Ray Drive (this thing reads absolutely anything!) and Pioneer BDR-XS07TS (bit more selective on what it likes to read). Both used for reading and backups of important things. Nice thing is that they're USB bus powered so no external power brick needed
     
  8. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 582

    Location: England

    Hitachi-LG BP55 External looks and sounds cool thanks for that info and i would of gone for the Pioneer BDR-XS07TS but i like the sound of it will play anything more :)
     
  9. truewraith

    Hitman

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    Posts: 582

    Location: England

    enclosure also sounds good depending on what i can afford atm
     
  10. doug_1986

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,022

    I think this is the route I need to take these days.

    The cases have no space these days for drives, and they really are bulky. I need by BluRay writer, but only once in a blue moon. Makes far more sense to keep it in the cupboard.

    Let us know what enclosure you go for in the end.