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I'm wanting to get two bluray drives, one for each my and my girlfriends computers so we can watch our blurays on them, but I am stuck on if I should bother with a burner. Right now they are about a 30$ difference, but I can't remember the last time I even burned a cd or dvd, but dvds were mostly due to a lack of good dvd software.

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I bought a Bluray burner about 6 months ago, and I haven't even burned a bluray disc yet.

Probably never will. But I bought mine for $100 on sale, pretty much the same price as a bluray reader only drive.

But it's nice to know it's there if I need it in the future.
    
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If you're never going to make a bluray disc, why waste the extra money? With the ease of playing movies in many other formats and devices, using a physical dvd these days is just about dead. There's always been good software to make dvd's and now bluray discs too, but if you don't need, don't get it. Of course this could change later down the road, but I see less and less reasons to ever burn a dvd of any kind anymore unless I'm mass producing them for something.
post #4 of 9
i think a bluray burner is useless .

D/L bluray disc are not cheap . Single layer bluray disc are about 1$ each but almost all new movies are on D/L so....
post #5 of 9
This ASUS one it stupid cheap.
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Yeah that's one I found after posting, otherwise its 60 for a non burner type. And yeah, I think I will just go with the non burner. If I ever do decide to purchase a 1080p movie over say itunes for example, I do have an external hd that I can load it on and play through the ps3 (my tv might even support this now, got a new one so not sure).

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i bought a bluray burner, i dont watch blurays with it. i use it for backups. its already payed for it self. ive got almost 800gbs of music, over 4tbs of movies and tv shows. tons of documents with fairly important info, and at least 30gbs of pictures. all backed up on bluray discs. ive had way too many externals and internals fail.

whenever a show reaches a series finale it gets backed up and removed from the HDD alonog with any other shows i can fit on it. when i acumilate 24 gbs of music (which happens fairly often) it goes on the discs. same for movies.

i have an extremely large amout of media stored on just discs, everything thats been backed up is recorded in a document in my home folder and marked (symbol)(disc number) next to it. its great for keeping backups, and since ive done it its already saved me the loss of 2tbs of storage(WD frown.gif)

figure ive only spent about $200(including the drive) to backup $1000 worth of media/docs

if anything ever goes, i pull the case out and pop the disc with what i need in.
Edited by microfister - 10/4/11 at 12:02pm
    
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Originally Posted by microfister;15176803 
i bought a bluray burner, i dont watch blurays with it. i use it for backups. its already payed for it self. ive got almost 800gbs of music, over 4tbs of movies and tv shows. tons of documents with fairly important info, and at least 30gbs of pictures. all backed up on bluray discs. ive had way too many externals and internals fail.

whenever a show reaches a series finale it gets backed up and removed from the HDD alonog with any other shows i can fit on it. when i acumilate 24 gbs of music (which happens fairly often) it goes on the discs. same for movies.

i have an extremely large amout of media stored on just discs, everything thats been backed up is recorded in a document in my home folder and marked (symbol)(disc number) next to it. its great for keeping backups, and since ive done it its already saved me the loss of 2tbs of storage(WD frown.gif)

figure ive only spent about $200(including the drive) to backup $1000 worth of media/docs

if anything ever goes, i pull the case out and pop the disc with what i need in.

I agree, in this world HDD's are simple far too unreliable for super important stuff. Blu-ray drive is a must & dvd is a never was.
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Does anyone have suggestions on the best blue ray drive that reads only?

Nvm already bought one
Edited by AZZKIKR - 10/17/11 at 2:38pm
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