USB 3.0 - External Bluray drive & 3TB drive for backup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nick2421, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. nick2421 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011

    I'm looking to purchase the 27' iMac when its available for pre-order.

    I'm looking to convert my DVD and bluray collection so I can store my orginals and watch via Apple TV3.

    I figure instead of purchasing a super drive from Apple, the bluray drive would help with both DVD and bluray using Makemkv and Handbrake.
    And I can use the external drive for time machine backups.

    Was wondering if anyone can recommend a USB 3.0 type bluray drive and also a USB 3.0 3TB+ backup external drive that works well with MAC/Mountain Lion.

  2. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    I'm no expert but can Bluray even saturate USB2 bus? Also having USB 3.0 drive isn't necessity since it's only backup but I guess no harm done, they're not that much expensive over 2.0

    This should work I guess.

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