External Blu-Ray Drive

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by Beatles, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    Can someone recommended a good external blu ray dvd burner? Thanks
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Honestly, almost all external drives are crap in one way or another due to being slim drives for the most part. I'd pick up a 5.25" drive bay enclosure like in the link below and put in a full size internal 5.25" drive. link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vantec-NexS...040334?hash=item41b3c70ace:g:gL4AAOSw-kdX0e1x

    As to brands themselves, i live by LG drives (in combination with Verbatim blanks). They've never let me down in over a decade.
     
  3. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    What brand of internal drive would you recommended? Thanks
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I said that in the last line ;) LG, i use 3 of them (see signature)
     
  5. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    Sorry, I overlooked that last line. Is the LG WH16NS40 a pretty good drive? I always use Verbatim discs.
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Yup, it's the same as my bh16 just with a white font I think. And stick to verbatim, killer combo if you use the real ones (with azo dye logo).
     
  7. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    Thanks for your help!
     
  8. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    Do you know if the LG LG WH16NS40 is compatible with windows 8? That is my operating system.
     
  9. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Yup, all optical drives use the same windows driver as they did in the 90's (win 95+) nothing to worry about.
     
  10. Beatles

    Beatles Active Member

    Thanks
     
  11. Tourist

    Tourist Well-Known Member

    There is also the external LG BE16NU50.

    If you choose the Vantec enclosure I would choose a Pioneer Model as they deliver better burn quality with mediocre Blu-Ray blanks.

    P.S. in practice USB 2.0 isn't enough for 8x burning.
    Some Controllers don't even manage 6x speed reliably.
     
  12. Badnews

    Badnews Well-Known Member



    Old post but the LG BE16NU50 External drive was rather expensive. I already have the Asus 12x external and it works great on my i7 Quad Dell latitude. Just purchased the external LG BE16NU50 and i'm more then happy with it. Put that on another i7 Quad Dell latitude i have. Yes i know Asus came out with another external 16x but i went for the LG this time. Using SSD drives and AnyDVD and the external BE16NU50 my rips are screaming. If the drive is riplocked i don't know. I don't even know what LG drive is really inside the external case. But i will say this it rips fast and writes great. I only use verbatim blanks so that's all i can say about it plus searching on the net when i seen Best Buy selling them for 109.00 and free 2nd day shipping i jumped the gun. If it was a lemon i would just return it to the local store. Other then that i run it thru USB 3.0 on the docking station. It's just as fast or faster then my internal Pioneers on towers and HTPC. I forgot to add that LG isn't to hip on updating there firmware like Pioneer but the LG drive performs none the less.
     
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