Looking for External BluRay burner/Ripper for RMP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Tomasmekean, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Tomasmekean macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I purchased a Digistor External Blu Ray burner to backup some of my older BluRay's that do not have a digital copy. I am only getting 1.5X ripping speed and it was going to take over 4 hours to back up my Blu Ray. I ended up just buying it of iTunes. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to purchase? I want a good solid external Blu Ray for my RMP.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The ripping speed depends more on the software on the Mac than on the speed of the blu-ray drive.
  3. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    1.5x ripping speed that was gonna take 4 hours? :confused:

    What software were you using? Did you try MakeMKV? Usually takes me around half an hour to an hour to backup my blu-rays

    EDIT - I have some cheap no-name blu-ray drive from Amazon and it works swimmingly.
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    You may want to think about all the factors in ripping blu-ray to an external device. Inside the MBP are several factors (CPU, memory, disk), as is the burning speed of the writer. Don't forget the I/O port. USB 2 is probably the worst choice here.
  5. Tomasmekean thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    I have the RMP with a 2.7 Ghz 16GB 768SSD. I was using a Digistor external Blu-Ray and the disc was 35GB. The max speed the rip went was 1.5x. I stopped after 45 mins and it still said it required 3 hours and 15 mins to complete. I just went to BestBuy and purchased the LG drive and it ripped the disc in 26mins and 54 seconds. Also the software I was using was MakeMKV.
  6. Fed macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Could anyone comment on this drive? Reviews seem OK and I generally trust Samsung. I'm looking to backup my BluRay collection via my MacBook. Which software does everyone use to rip? Does OSX natively play BluRay?
  7. jdblas69 macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2012
    I have had this unit for approx 4 months works fine, no problems. I used it to rip my blurays using makemkv. Keep in mind this unit requires 2 usb slots to work as it needs 2 for a decent amount of power. So just make sure you are aware you need a couple free slots that are close together.

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