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  1. I'm looking for a bluray reader that will work on a iMac ... I want to back up my blu rays.. My 3 yr old has gotten to 1 already.. I can't seem to find a good blu ray reader
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    External Blu-ray drives tend to be fairly expensive. The slim drives don't seem to last very well, so I normally only recommend the full sized externals. But you can see a list of what is available at Amazon here.

    I'd stick with one of the major brands, like LG, Pioneer or Asus (though Asus does rebadge drives from other companies).
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    There is a rebate on the Asus external over at Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135253

    This rebate expires tomorrow.
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    Might be a bit more $ but OWC carries them: http://eshop.macsales.com/search/bluray+drive
    Top-notch company; been buying stuff from them for years.
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    I purchased an Asus Blu-Ray burner designed to go into a PC case and bought a Firewire external drive case at OWC to complete my backup to Blu-Ray disk solution.

    Thinking about getting a little portable reader yesterday I found the following at Server Supply for $40. The Mac specific reviews I found were pretty favorable and it seems to be about 60% less then what it sold for new. I've never had any problems with a refurb unit and have found them as reliable, and sometimes more so, than new.
    http://www.serversupply.com/MULTIMEDIA/BLU-RAY%20DRIVES/EXTERNAL/
    Part No. PX-B120U
    Description: PLEXTOR - 4X EXTERNAL HI-SPEED USB BD-ROM DRIVE (PX-B120U). REFURBISHED. IN STOCK.
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