Sugestions Needed: External Blu-ray Read/Write Drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ray&Paula, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Ray&Paula macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2015
    Would like to know if you have any good recommendations for an external Blu-Ray read/write drives for the new iMac 5K? Thanks, Ray :rolleyes:
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

    Jan 13, 2011
    What makes a recommendation (or drive) good for you?
    There is nothing Mac-specific, so you can pick anything that suits your taste.
    I personally use a somewhat old LG BH10LS30 drive inside a basic 5.25" USB enclosure without giving it much thought.
    That drive excelled in having capability to reflash it with riplock-free firmware.
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I have been using this Samsung drive now for several month with no problems.
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
  5. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2015
    Thanks for the suggestions..... I'm a DJ/KJ that still uses cd's and DVD's on occasion along with video. I also do some backing up on them as well. Samsung looks to be a great choice. Size, portability and price all is very much appealing. As far as 2.0 or 3.0, not a deal breaker for me. I only rip at very low speeds for best quality. Thanks again for the help. Ray ;)
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

    Feb 20, 2009
    I have the Samsung 506 and it's a good drive.

    Particularly notable is that it has never required more than one USB cable for connection to the Mac I have (2012 Mini).
  7. donlab macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2004
    I bought and returned the SAMSUNG SE-506CB

    It burned coaster after coaster. I upgraded the firmware.. still coasters. I special ordered pioneer disks from japan "recommended". Still more coasters. It was probably just a lemon.
  8. scottyy macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2015
    I have the Samsung drive as well and have no issues.
  9. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2015
    Sorry to hear that you had issues with one......... Like anything else, there's bound to be a some bad apples in the bunch. With that being said, the Samsung looks to be the best thing going for now. Thanks again to everyone for the replies and if you see anything better, please chime in. Ray ;)
  10. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2010
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I kinda went the along the same route. I purchased an internal Samsung SH-B123L and placed it in a 5.25" USB enclosure.

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