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Old Mar 15, 2013, 08:15 AM   #1
zalle
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Which external Blu-Ray Case?

Hi,

I am coming from a pc with a Blu-Ray burner (LG), and I want to use it with my iMac (2.66 i5, 2010).

As far as I've seen, I need an external case. What should I consider? It should be firewire, right? Which type?

Or should I buy an external drive?

Thanks for your help.

PS - I'm in Europe, by the way, I need to buy it in the E.U.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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The drive is 5.25" format, is that correct?

I'd look for a firewire 800 case that also has (either) USB2 or USB3.

Or, just a firewire 800 case (no USB).

Or even a USB2 case. My understanding is that USB2 is fast enough to handle BluRay playback...
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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Not sure about the exact size, but it's the standard PC size, 5.25" sounds spot on.

There are also some external Blu-Ray recorders for under $/ maybe they are a good option?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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"There are also some external Blu-Ray recorders for under $/ maybe they are a good option?"

They should work fine.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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There are also some external Blu-Ray recorders for under $/ maybe they are a good option?
I meant:

There are also some external Blu-Ray recorders for under 100 $/ maybe they are a good option?
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