Looking for good quality desktop blu-ray unit

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macrumors 6502a
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Oct 21, 2015
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I want to rip my DVDs and Blu-rays to my iMac. I would like a heavy, drawer or top loading mains powered unit. Can anyone recommend a good quality fast machine?

Thanks
 

Mac 128

macrumors 603
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Are these BD drives region locked? Or is that irrelevant when ripping disks?
 

Mac 128

macrumors 603
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The Blu-ray drive's region is not relevant when ripping BDs as the ripping software will ignore the drive's region code.
Thanks, that's what I assumed would be the case, but wasn't sure how it worked.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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OP:
If you haven't ordered yet, consider buying a drive that has "M-DISC" capabilities, as well...
 

Fishrrman

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"is there any advantage in having that capability if I am just ripping my own disks?"

No, it won't make any difference with that.
But if some point in the future you want to "archive" data to DVD or BluRay discs, M-DISC is the most durable format to use. Has the potential to remain readable for hundreds of years...!
 

Mac 128

macrumors 603
Apr 16, 2015
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"is there any advantage in having that capability if I am just ripping my own disks?"

No, it won't make any difference with that.
But if some point in the future you want to "archive" data to DVD or BluRay discs, M-DISC is the most durable format to use. Has the potential to remain readable for hundreds of years...!
In his case, is there any advantage to a 16x drive vs. a 6x drive? Or does the speed mainly apply to disc writing too?