My internal Blu-Ray is becoming an issue getting in the way of some of my PC components. I think at this point it would be better to switch to external drive and get rid of my internal drive. What is the best Blu-Ray drive on the market currently?
*Note* I do not want to do Sata 3 to USB, Since my internal Blu-Ray is very bulky and I have no where to put a drive that size.
My PC can Accept: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and USB type C.
I saw this one that accepts both Type-C and USB 3.0. I never heard of the company.
Would that be worth buying? or is their something better out on the market?
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Most of the time I do not recommend slim type optical drives. They tend to be slower, and less durable over time. If you absolutely have to have one however, you might as well buy a Pioneer:
Personally, I'd get this Asus
or this LG if I had money to burn. Both are full sized Blu-ray burners, which you don't seem to want.
I've never heard of the one in your link, but it sounds like an extremely overpriced drive that is a rebadge...made by LG or Samsung probably.
I would recommend the Pioneer BDR-XD05S (silver) or BDR-XD05B (black) as well, and I agree that slim optical drives in general are not going to last as long as full-height optical drives
If you are looking for an external drive, why does the size of your computer case matter? Are you thinking of putting a slim drive into the case? Not going to work.
Most of the internal drives will be similar in size, with a few being slightly shorter. You don't save much space with the shorter ones, but sometimes it is enough to work in some smaller cases, like those designed for HTPC's. The full specifications should be available at the manufacturer site. For example, the current Pioneer internal Blu-ray burner is the 209, and here are the dimensions. In inches: 5.83 (W) x 7.09 (D) x 1.67 (H) or in millimeters: 148 (W) x 180 (D) x 42.3 (H)
I ran into the same space problem and bought one of the LG drives that Kerry56 linked to in post #2. Works fine on USB3.