Which external Blu-Ray Case?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zalle, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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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...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  4. macrumors 603

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

    They should work fine.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I meant:

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

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