External Blu Ray Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iunnohead, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2008
    Hello. I want to watch and backup my Blu Rays onto my iMac. Is there any relatively cheap external Blu Ray drive that anyone can recommend? I won't be burning any discs so I just need one that can read them. I searched around a little bit but I'm not sure on which brands are better, decent prices to expect, etc., so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Here's a thread I replied to a little while back on this same subject:


    I'll go on to add that I still recommend the cheaper Blu Ray drive, but since the Asus drive has come down in price, I'd recommend that one very highly.


    It's now sitting at $79.99 before the $20 rebate. I personally own this drive and can say the read speeds are very very good for the price, even without the rebate. Plus, it has a brand name attached to it, whereas the other one is a little questionable.

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