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Is it really USB 3.0? One of the comments said it's not.

kuelllin said:   Is it really USB 3.0? One of the comments said it's not.
Highly doubt it. Anything above 2.0 is useless for DVD.

I'd just pick up a $39 blu-ray drive on eBay. Mine will be here today.

All the specs state usb 3.0/2.0 so I would assume it is 3.0. You would not see a benefit wither way. Still a good price for a external drive

coolbreeze said:   kuelllin said:   Is it really USB 3.0? One of the comments said it's not.
Highly doubt it. Anything above 2.0 is useless for DVD.

I'd just pick up a $39 blu-ray drive on eBay. Mine will be here today.


coolbreeze is correct; for a bit more information, dvd read/write rates in a slim portable drive like this max at 8x, or ~88Mbits per second, well below the theoretical limits of usb 2.0's 480Mbits per second. even a 6x bluray drive is only ~216Mbps, so you most likely won't see any tangible benefit unless you're cracking open this enclosure and using it with a desktop-sized 5.25" drive (assuming the enclosure is actually usb3.0).

if you search eBay for "EXTERNAL USB 6X BLU-RAY" the $39 listings should turn up. my only real concern is that upon further inspection they don't use a "y"-style cable like most do, and instead have a separate cable for additional power. not sure if it's necessary, as on my old asus (slim/portable external) had a similar cable but only required one to be plugged in, so depending on your setup this might be a small pro/con to consider. course if someone who owns one could give some details..

course if all you need's an external dvd burner, then this is a solid, rebate-free deal!

I thought USB 3.0 supported higher current than USB 2.0, wouldn't that lead to a higher write speed? Never mind I see that it maxes out a 8x in the specs.

if this can run off one usb 3.0 port, that would be worth it for me. i have a similar drive in usb 2.0, but it is a pain to use on my macbook air because the usb ports are on opposite sides of the computer so the split Y cable does reach. also, most times you need an external hd hooked up to burn media from.

coolbreeze said:   kuelllin said:   Is it really USB 3.0? One of the comments said it's not.
Highly doubt it. Anything above 2.0 is useless for DVD.

I'd just pick up a $39 blu-ray drive on eBay. Mine will be here today.


BR burner for $15 more??

Is there a reason to get the samsung over Asus burner Asus burner?

just wanted to confirm that the previously-mentioned eBay-type generic bd-rom drive arrived, and i do not need the separate power cable. it's a very strong connection to a usb2.0 type 2 (rather than the typical mini), mine is white with an amber led and the bezel has embossed dvd logos but no bd logo, and the drive inside is a hitachi/lg hl-dt-st ct30f (with labelflash). listed as a 4.8x or 6x drive in some places, which is odd.



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