external blu-ray drive for MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mattward, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. mattward macrumors newbie

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    does anyone have experience with an external blu ray drive? is USB 2.0 fast enough to carry the signal as well as power the drive or is FireWire 800 a better option?
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

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    I have the LG Slim Portable blu-ray multi drive, Model: CP40NG10. Works great with my 2012 11" MBA, I've watched movies and ripped/burned both blu-rays and dvds with no issues.
     
  3. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    Not at 6x. That's still within usb2 speeds. Switch to a 12x drive and USB3 is needed.

    If you are ripping in volume, the extra $ and size for a full sized drive could well be worth the expense.

    Cheers,
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "I have that one....it works fine with USB 2.0"

    I will "second" reply #6.

    I, too, have the Samsung and it's a nice drive -- no problems.
     
  7. mattward thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i think i am leaning toward the samsung... i like the price, specs, and the way it looks. Thanks all.
     
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