Originally Posted by Mr. Original
I own several blue ray discs and i was wondering if a standard dvd drive would rip the files so i could put them on my computer or if a blue ray drive is needed to read the files to rip them to the hard drive
I assume i need a blue ray drive but not 100% sure
No it will not you need a blu ray drive. Also I still "think" this is illegal.
Quoted from the wiki
In the case where media contents are protected using some effective copy protection scheme, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes it illegal to manufacture or distribute circumvention tools and use those tools for non-fair use purposes. In the case RealNetworks v. DVD CCA, the final injunction reads, "while it may well be fair use for an individual consumer to store a backup copy of a personally owned DVD on that individual's computer, a federal law has nonetheless made it illegal to manufacture or traffic in a device or tool that permits a consumer to make such copies." This case made clear that manufacturing and distribution of circumvention tools was illegal, but fair use of those tools was not.
Also I think it's still against the OCN Terms of Service
Just a fair warning. Also it's not as easy as you would think to rip a full blu-ray. Most players don't like to play ISO rips. I would suggest that you Rip it to an MKV and store it on the hard drive like that