ASUS 4X BD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive for $50 .FS.

Roland00

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they talked about this on the SD thread but there is no indication it comes with bluray playback software. So that is something else you will need to get.
 

IRSmurf

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A BD-ROM drive for $25 more than a DVD-RW? That is a HOT deal!

(But not hot enough for me to pass up digital distribution) ;)
 

bastage

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who the hell cares what it plays.. that damn thing is all Black.. I am going to get one for asthetics alone for when I open my case..
 

ir0nw0lf

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Just keep in mind folks that this is purely a reader, no writing capabilities at all, at least from the specs page from Asus. So don't think you can simply replace a DVD burner with this and have it all. Still doesn't seem bad if you need a drive for reading Blu-Ray.
 

kirbyrj

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Just keep in mind folks that this is purely a reader, no writing capabilities at all, at least from the specs page from Asus. So don't think you can simply replace a DVD burner with this and have it all. Still doesn't seem bad if you need a drive for reading Blu-Ray.

This essentially makes it useless for normal computer usage unless you are just in a HTPC environment (and even then...still pretty useless).
 

guitarslingerchris

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This essentially makes it useless for normal computer usage unless you are just in a HTPC environment (and even then...still pretty useless).

I don't know about you but I haven't burned a DVD for myself in almost a year and that was on my laptop for win7. Hell, neither of my towers even have their optical drives installed right now because I just don't use them enough to bother with it.
 

kirbyrj

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I don't know about you but I haven't burned a DVD for myself in almost a year and that was on my laptop for win7. Hell, neither of my towers even have their optical drives installed right now because I just don't use them enough to bother with it.

I go through a 100 pack of DVD's every 3 months :p. Maybe I'm the one with the problem :).
 

Damar

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It's a good drive for anyone running a read only drive and a burn only drive in a machine for copying on the fly.

I'd love to snag one but trying to get the money together to get a MB/Ram to get the main PC back up and going. Then again, this is only $50.......I may bite.
 

HaX

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would of bit if i had known sooner. I just ordered an asus combo drive from the egg. Sort of what i was looking for... simple blu ray playback with dvd burning. owell looks like i'll have to stick with viewing blu ray on my ps3... nothing wrong with that.
 

kirbyrj

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This drive doesn't burn DVD's though right? Just simple read only for multiple formats.
 

HaX

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might of read the thing wrong.. i thought it was a blu ray reader/dvd burner.. am i wrong?
 

SixFootDuo

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I visit a high end computer shop in Kansas City time to time. Open to the public but they don't advertise and it's a rear entrance.

Last few times I've gone in there, all their high end computers for sale have integrated slim-line dvd burners with off and on power buttons built right into 5 1/4 cover. Pretty damn cool.

I wouldn't be surprised if more and more people stop using dvd burners and instead opting for blu-ray player / dvd burner combo drives that are external and can be turned on only when needed.

My dvd burner is the less used component in my PC build.

I see more and more custom pc builds going to external drives only
 
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