Top 6 External Blu-Ray Drives

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The demand for high-definition content is constantly growing, and because of this, video game developers, movie producers, and TV show producers, as well as home entertainment manufacturers, are supplying the necessary means for high-definition content. TVs, video game systems, and DVD players are becoming more powerful and compatible with Blu-ray discs. These discs have greater storage capacities than DVDs and provide the necessary space for the larger file sizes high-definition content requires. However, for those who do not have a Blu-ray drive in their computer, and do not have the means to replace the hardware, an affordable and easy route to take is to purchase an external Blu-ray drive. Finding the right one is easy with a bit of well-informed shopping.
1 LaCie d2 301906U

The LaCie d2 301906U is an external Blu-ray disc drive that is capable of reading and writing Blu-ray optical discs. The slim and compact desktop design allows for efficiency and portability and keeps valuable desktop space available. The drive is capable of reading and writing CD and DVD discs as well and has multiple connection options, including USB 2.0 and FireWire-400. With the ability to write data to a Blu-ray disc, users can store up to 50 GB of data on a dual-layer disc. Finally, Windows users can view Blu-ray movies in high-definition.

 
 
2 Asus SBC-06D1S-U

The Asus SBC-06D1S-U is an external Blu-ray disc drive that is capable of reading and writing Blu-ray optical discs, as well as CD and DVD optical discs. The drive features an ergonomic and user-friendly design, and users can opt to place the drive either horizontally or vertically, with the latter option proving to save space. The drive also features a robust, durable case that keeps internal components and discs safe from scratches and other damage due to accidents.

 
 
3 Buffalo BR-PX68U2

The Buffalo BR-PX68U2 is an external Blu-ray disc drive that reads and writes Blu-ray optical discs at up to 6x read/write speed. The drive features a sleek, portable design, which makes it a good product for those on the go. In addition, depending on the computer and configuration, the drive can function properly on just a single USB connection, eliminating the need for a power adapter. The drive is also capable of reading and writing CD and DVD discs and allows users to watch high-definition Blu-ray movies on a computer.

 
 
4 I/O Magic IBD1E

The I/O Magic IBD1E is an external Blu-ray disc drive that reads and writes Blu-ray optical discs at up to a 10x read/write speed. It also reads and writes CD and DVD discs. The drive features a compact and sleek design that makes it good for saving space. It also provides powerful burning capabilities with the triple-laser optical pick-up. The drive features USB 2.0 connectivity and is compatible with Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7.


5 BUSlink Slimline BDC-24-U2

The BUSlink Slimline BDC-24-U2 is an external Blu-ray disc drive that can read Blu-ray discs as well as read and write CD and DVD optical discs. The drive features a slim and compact design, which makes it good for those who frequently travel. The device connects through a USB port, with USB 2.0 connectivity, and provides adequate read and write speeds with up to 24x write speed for CDs, 8x write speed for DVDs, and a 2x read speed for Blu-ray discs. Finally, the drive supports single layer and dual-layer discs.

 
 
6 Velocity Micro VMbluDrive

The Velocity Micro VmbluDrive is an external Blu-ray reader and DVD writer combination drive that reads Blu-ray discs as well as reads and writes CD and DVD optical discs. The drive features a sleek and stylish compact design that, in combination with the low-power consumption and lack of a necessary power adapter, makes it a good drive for anyone on the go. The drive can read data from Blu-ray discs and is capable of burning CD discs at 24x and DVDs at 8x.

 
 

How To Buy

For those looking to buy an external Blu-ray drive, a great place to shop is on eBay. Simply enter the keywords "external Blu-ray drive" into the Search bar for a list of available items. You can further refine your search by entering specific information, or by browsing the various categories.
With the world of technology evolving at a rapid pace and various forms of data storage cycling in and out of production, Blu-ray discs are the successor to the standard DVD and hold a far greater amount of data. To read and write Blu-ray discs, owners need a Blu-ray drive, and an external drive makes it easy to utilize the discs without the need to install hardware.
 
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