Recommendation on external Blu-Ray Drive

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by alterverwalter, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. alterverwalter

    alterverwalter Well-Known Member

    Hello together! I´m looking for a new External BR-Burner. Main purpose is reading out Blu-Ray Discs for storage on my NAS. It has to be be an external drive for connection with my notebook - powersupply should be prefereably via USB. I have selected the following drives:

    Buffalo BRXL-PT6U2VB-EU
    Pioneer BDR-XD05
    LG BP55EB40 slim 6x6x6x BDRW

    The LG seems not to be the best choice as it has no USB 3 support. Thus the race will be probably between Pioneer and Buffalo (last one offers a better cable management). The Pioneer drive is the most expensive of those drives - is it worth the extra money?
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2016
  2. alterverwalter

    alterverwalter Well-Known Member

    I've made my decision, Thread can be deleted!
  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Threads don't get deleted unless absolutely needed :) though on topic, lg has never let me down. Nor is usb3 really needed disk burn rates don't need that much data bandwidth that usb3 is needed. USB2 can handle things perfectly.
  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    The advantage to USB 3 is power. I've had USB 2 drives in the past that worked fine then after a few months I had to replace the single USB cable with one that draws power from 2 USB 2 sockets, whereas the optical drives I have in USB 3 powered bays never have that issue
    nebostrangla likes this.
  5. alterverwalter

    alterverwalter Well-Known Member

    I'm fine with that. Just didn't want to leave my mess in this forum - nonne needs those empty unresponded topics