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On my computer I have a Internal DVD burner currently, but I am looking at getting a Blu Ray Burner. So, I was wondering if I should get an internal or external version.

In my system I have room to put it in, but I would either have to remove a case fan or the DVD drive. Or else for external usage I have both USB 2.0 and 3.0.

Any good Blu Ray Burner Drives you would recommend?

Thanks for the responses.
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If you don't have a need for both optical drives, then I'd just replace the DVD burner and stick with an internal drive. However, if you need to keep both, then I'd just pick up an external enclosure and go that route instead.

I've got the 14x version of this and I've been quite happy with it. I'm using Verbatim media and haven't made any coasters yet. thumb.gif
Edited by francisw19 - 1/12/14 at 6:53pm
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Shouldn't the blu-ray burner be able to read and burn DVDs as well? So how about exchanging your old burner with a new internal one?
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That is one of the things I was thinking about doing is exchanging out the drives. What is better Sata 2 or USB 3.0?
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To francisw19:

I am also a fan of Verbatim media. I have a stack of both DVD's and DL DVD's from Verbatim. I also have a few Memorex CD's left that I got a long time ago and a small spindle of Sony DVD's that was given to me. Either way as I said at the beginning I am a fan of the Verbatim disks.
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You think the $80 lg oem blu ray burner is a good one? Sata 2 or usb 3.0 for that drive?
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You think the $80 lg oem blu ray burner is a good one? Sata 2 or usb 3.0 for that drive?

I can certainly vouch for it. Like I said, it's given me no troubles at all. smile.gif

With SATA II or USB 3.0, it's up to you...either interface will be plenty fast. Just go with which ever is more convenient for you. thumb.gif
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