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External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:50 am

PC unfortunatly just died, it's old so thought I might get an i5 laptop, but I have a newish Pioneer Blu Ray burner that I still need to use, can anyone recommend a good USB 2 caddy pls ?
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby Ian on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:20 pm

Something like this would probably work fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817392021

Keep in mind that USB 2.0 can't handle BD read/write speeds higher than 8x. If you need this, look into eSATA, FireWire 800 or USB 3.0.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Thanks Ian, the Pioneer is sata, and the laptop I've seen has only USB 2,
Thanks for the link, I'll keep looking,
If anyone knows any laptop with e ata ?
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby Ian on Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:18 pm

You'd probably have a better chance of finding a laptop with FireWire than eSATA.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:45 pm

Just re-checked, only USB 2, if USB can only handle read/write up to 8X, how long would that to rip a Blu Ray disc ?
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:23 am

Most, if it not all, Blu-ray drives have a maximum read speed of 8x so it should not have any effect on the time to rip a disc.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:48 am

OK, good, my old PC, a 3.2 Intel Prescott, took about 8 hours to rip a BD once, hoping for better with a i5 6GB RAM, laptop.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby SithTracy on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:21 pm

If you are reading from an ODD don't expect much of an improvement. You're going to rip at the rate of the drive. If you take that data and rip to a Matroska or something, then you will see a huge benefit. I'm impressed with my i7-2600K and my Sandy Bridge based MacBook in that regard.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:58 am

So ripping to a Matroska or similar, will shorten the ripping time of a BD disc considerably ?
Compared to normal Blu ray or DVD files ?
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby Ian on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:20 am

robinhood1701 wrote:So ripping to a Matroska or similar, will shorten the ripping time of a BD disc considerably ?


Nope. Just smaller file sizes.
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Re: External Blu Ray Drive Caddy ?

Postby robinhood1701 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:41 am

Hmmmm....
Now I'm just working with a 640GB HDD on laptop, that'll help, I'll have to sort out an enclosure, Vantec are hard to come by in UK, looks like an overnight session with a deskfan, to rip a BD.
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