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Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?
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I'm looking for a slim external optical drive to go with the Sony Vaio Pro 13 I've recently ordered. I'm yet to decide if I need a DVD drive or blu ray drive (I do have a decent blu ray collection I'm hoping to rip onto my NAS when Im legally allowed to do so).

Is USB 3.0 significantly faster than 2.0?

Any recommendations?

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RE: Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?

I've got an slim Asus BD writer for my laptop - its £115 but its ultra portable at 15cmx14cm, and uses a Y-adpator to draw power from 2 USB ports.

It supports the news formats like BDXL (up to 100GB/128GB per disc).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-bluray-burner-slim-sbw-u-06c2x/dp/B006WVCHXE

 

Readers are of course much cheaper. USB3 makes no difference to movie playback, although transfer rates are marginally better.

If you're just going to use it for ripping then a cheap reader is fine.

(AnyDVD HD for all your ripping needs)

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RE: Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?

:cheers:

Can you recommend me a slim blu ray reader? I'm never going to use blu ray burning capabilities.

Just to clarify again, for ripping DVDs & blu rays, is USB 2.0 fast enough?

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RE: Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?

This one looks good £59.99. Compact, powered from 2 usb sockets, 6x, very quiet

Its actually a writer - cant find any readers !

USB2/3 will make no difference for you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Slim-Retail-External-Writer/dp/B00AWEZ0T0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1371993330&sr=1-1&keywords=blu-ray+reader+external

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RE: Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?

I have that very model - works a treat.

 

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RE: Which USB 3.0 slim external blu ray / DVD drive?

:cheers:

Just asked flubit to beat Amazon's price.

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