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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking to buy a blu-ray drive, so far the internal one are cheaper with decent rating. But since my computer doesn't have a bay for it, I will have to get an usb to sata adapter or something for it. On the other hand, the external one is like double the price but I couldn't find any that has a good rating.

 

Which one is the better choice?

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Do you absolutely need a bluray drive? I'd say don't even bother getting one, but if you need to have one then go for what ever is the cheaper option.


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5 minutes ago, lansing said:

usb to sata adapter 

I've tried using a Blu Ray drive externally though one of those hard drive SATA to USB adapters, and MakeMKV refused to work with it, so your mileage may vary. I would recommend a direct SATA connection, if possible.


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If you get an external sata connector for an internal optical drive, make sure it includes a separate plug for power as the usb port alone can't power a full sized internal disc drive.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-Converter-Optical-Support/dp/B00GLL41MA/ref=sr_1_8?crid=18S70RYH9WU16&keywords=sata+to+usb+3.0&qid=1564074073&s=gateway&sprefix=sata+to+usb%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-8


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TrainFan2019 said:

If you get an external sata connector for an internal optical drive, make sure it includes a separate plug for power as the usb port alone can't power a full sized internal disc drive.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-Converter-Optical-Support/dp/B00GLL41MA/ref=sr_1_8?crid=18S70RYH9WU16&keywords=sata+to+usb+3.0&qid=1564074073&s=gateway&sprefix=sata+to+usb%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-8

Wow this design look very neat. The main reason why I hesitated to buy the internal one is that the adapter I'd found look very messy and ugly.

 

I think I'll settle with internal + adapter, thanks.

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I am using a 9.5mm Laptop Bluray Burner in a USB 3.0 Enclosure and it works great. The USB 3.0 Connection is fast enough and provides enough power for it to only need one USB Port and No Power Adapter. Best part is since it's USB if I need to copy a Disc Directly I can plug it into my Asus ROG Laptop that has it's own Bluray Burner. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Shin-Gouki said:

I am using a 9.5mm Laptop Bluray Burner in a USB 3.0 Enclosure and it works great. The USB 3.0 Connection is fast enough and provides enough power for it to only need one USB Port and No Power Adapter. Best part is since it's USB if I need to copy a Disc Directly I can plug it into my Asus ROG Laptop that has it's own Bluray Burner. 

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I don't think usb 3.0 can power up an optical blu-ray drive alone, which needs 12v.

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2 hours ago, lansing said:

I don't think usb 3.0 can power up an optical blu-ray drive alone, which needs 12v.

Think again. There are several that can operate on USB 3.0 power alone, starting with Pioneer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Think again. There are several that can operate on USB 3.0 power alone, starting with Pioneer.

We're talking about the internal drive in an enclosure, not external drive.

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1 hour ago, lansing said:

We're talking about the internal drive in an enclosure, not external drive.

"Internal" 5.25" drive-bay-drive, no, I'm pretty sure those will need 12V.

 

"Internal" laptop drive, yes, they can run from 5V USB alone (at least, I have one that does).


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7 hours ago, lansing said:

We're talking about the internal drive in an enclosure, not external drive.

Oopsie! ?


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14 hours ago, lansing said:

I don't think usb 3.0 can power up an optical blu-ray drive alone, which needs 12v.

Yep, this is a 9.5mm Internal Laptop Bluray Burner in an enclosure. Works 100%. Great little solution. 


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