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  Reply # 732078 13-Dec-2012 15:09
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@Kopkiwi: I've heard good reports about the LG drives for ripping... I'm hoping to pick one up in the next couple of weeks. I doubt there's much in it though, so probably just pick a decent drive and it'll be fine.

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  Reply # 732088 13-Dec-2012 15:19
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Ripper/burner - same thing right?

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  Reply # 732093 13-Dec-2012 15:31
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In what context? Ripping is generally getting the data off the disks to hdd, burning is writing to the disks. I think most PC blu-ray drives can burn DVDs but you'll pay a bit extra for ones that can write blu-ray.



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  Reply # 732135 13-Dec-2012 16:25
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LG drive has slightly quicker access time but slower read speed.

Asus has slightly slower access time but faster read speed.

I went with the faster read speed....

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  Reply # 732139 13-Dec-2012 16:31
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sidefx: In what context? Ripping is generally getting the data off the disks to hdd, burning is writing to the disks. I think most PC blu-ray drives can burn DVDs but you'll pay a bit extra for ones that can write blu-ray.


Just wanting a USB blu-ray drive to rip from disk to HDD.



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  Reply # 732150 13-Dec-2012 16:42
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 Just wanting a USB blu-ray drive to rip from disk to HDD.


The drives I listed at the start of the post are all you need. I.e They read blu ray, but not write blu ray. they can write DVD's though...

If you go external, depending on the drive you will get slower reads... --> http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=404286



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  Reply # 732169 13-Dec-2012 17:41
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How easy is it to install a blu-ray drive?



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  Reply # 732248 13-Dec-2012 20:09
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Very easy. If you have a cd drive already, just remember what plugs go where, and you should be right. This is assuming you have a sara cd drive(thin cable rather than a inch or so wide cable) happy to help work things out if you need a hand....

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  Reply # 737991 28-Dec-2012 11:13
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Anyone no if you can buy a blu-ray drive at retail in Wellington anywhere?

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  Reply # 737996 28-Dec-2012 11:24
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Kopkiwi: Anyone no if you can buy a blu-ray drive at retail in Wellington anywhere?

PBTech in Vivian St.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?p=stores#wellington

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  Reply # 738001 28-Dec-2012 11:48
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One that's not closed for 2 weeks lol

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