Blu Ray (again)

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  1. mikeyg36 macrumors member

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    Blu Ray (again)

    I was looking for drive recommendations for a rMBP. It needs to be able to write, mobile enough for a plane, and preferably has a fast data connection. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. kclark macrumors member

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    I have searched for this and can't find any newer threads on the subject. I am looking for an external BRD for my 2011 MBP. I will be using Toast.

    I ran across OWC that combines their drives with Toast but didn't know about quality. And didn't know price difference between buying an external versus buying internal and adding an enclosure.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I'm using an ASUS External 12X Blu-Ray Burner with USB 3.0 BW-12D1S-U/BLK/G, Black

    It works quite well, is fast and yet quiet.

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  5. boogieman macrumors regular

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    I just sent that one back. My iMac 2012 would not stay connected to it. I made several coasters with it and grew tired of it not working. Picked up the lg at best buy and not one single issue. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    No problems with LG here either (although it's internal since I have a tower).
     
  7. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    you don't need to worry about the interface speed on any blu-ray drive. Blu-ray writing even at 12x only has a 65MB/s data rate, meaning even USB 2.0 can handle it just fine.
     
  8. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    The top Amazon reviewer ran an experiment that says you are wrong.

    I'd play it safe with USB 3.0.
     
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  10. boogieman macrumors regular

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    The USB 3.0 is a diff if you have it on your mac.. I did two bluray discs. One connected via 3.0 and it was burnt in approx 11.07 and on usb 2.0 cable took 31.38 minutes.
     

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