Amazon.co.uk - Asus BC-12D2HT Blu-ray Combo Drive £43.46 delivered.
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Amazon.co.uk - Asus BC-12D2HT Blu-ray Combo Drive £43.46 delivered.

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Posted 31st Aug 2014
Suited me as I require a new optical drive due to failure of an lg one and I don't need a blu-ray writer. Cheapest its been. Worthwhile if you're looking for an upgrade to blu ray. Good reviews. Cheers.

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ASUS BC-12D2HT is a powerful and energy-saving Blu-ray disc drive capable of reading from 12X BD format and writing to 16X DVDR format.
With M-Disc Support, users can store their precious memories for millennium. For data protection, BC-12D2HT integrates password controls and encryption plus encoded file name functionality, ensuring information and documents are extra-safe.

Intelligent drive operation management pre-tests media and assures the best data burning quality
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Are people still using DVD drives? not me

Cold as pretty much useless now.
I would buy one if it came with software. There is an LG one on Amazon that comes with Cyberlink software for just over £60
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



Lots of bootable operating systems come on dvds, some even come on cds. Repair disks are cds or dvds.
Also many films are £1 or less at boot fairs or places like CEX and the quality is often not that much worse than a blueray which is in some ridiculous letter box format
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



Rather buy a BR drive than a BR player any day.
I dont think this is that great. I got an external bluray reader / dvd writer for about £15 almost a year ago. Took it out of the case and it now sits happily in my pc.
deathtrap3000

I dont think this is that great. I got an external bluray reader / dvd … I dont think this is that great. I got an external bluray reader / dvd writer for about £15 almost a year ago. Took it out of the case and it now sits happily in my pc.


Brilliant, let's all go back a year and get some of these fifteen pound drives for ourselves!
Now, who's got the time machine?

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polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



DVD/RW drives are only around £11 nowadays i got one for my new PC just on the off chance i might need it.
Edited by: "SilverBlack" 31st Aug 2014
I know its a bit different but i would rather have this for a similar price on ebay:

Panasonic 3D HD Blu Ray Burner Writer BD RE UJ-260 External DVD Drive UK Stock - £42.89
j2009uk

I know its a bit different but i would rather have this for a similar … I know its a bit different but i would rather have this for a similar price on ebay:Panasonic 3D HD Blu Ray Burner Writer BD RE UJ-260 External DVD Drive UK Stock - £42.89

Good find, and agreed ebay.co.uk/itm…415 & ebay.co.uk/itm…678
for a extra £10-15 you can buy a bluray/dvd writer
Seen these (Blu ray drives) going for this money for ages, COLD
Edited by: "appolospb" 31st Aug 2014
Can you get bluray drives that can straight replace the existing Dvd drive in a laptop?
Is that a good deal? I managed to buy an external (USB) one some time ago for 35 pounds.
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.

No one is surprised anything is useless when one does not need it. It is no surprise too that it is essential when it is needed.
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



LOL don't get a job, or you might be disappointed.
These seem to be quite expensive now, thought they went for peanuts but I guess few manufacturers mean rising costs. I only got my LG model years ago 'cos it had HD-DVD compatibility; you can imagine how many times I've used it LOL
Jonnyblock

Can you get Blu-ray drives that can straight replace the existing DVD … Can you get Blu-ray drives that can straight replace the existing DVD drive in a laptop?


Yes.
splender

No one is surprised anything is useless when one does not need it. It is … No one is surprised anything is useless when one does not need it. It is no surprise too that it is essential when it is needed.



Well said! When I got my last drive I though I'll pay an extra £10-£15 and get a writer. How many blu-rays did I write? None.
I also wanted an internal drive rather than an external one. I already have all the software I need so this was the cheapest I could find that fits my requirements and has decent reviews.
I'm surprised these are still so expensive. I paid about £50 for an LG Blu-Ray Reader/DVD-Writer a little over 2 years ago.

As far as being useless goes, I've never used it for a blu-ray disc, and I used it maybe twice for DVDs as all my slightly older games are now downloadable on steam. Make sure you actually need one before buying or you're throwing money away!
COLD...BlueRay is a dying format.
does anyone have any experience with external blue ray burners from eBay? i read here the internal drive may in fact be older or reconditioned and it was only the external enclosure that qualifies them as "new".
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



You win the prize for the most pointless comment I've seen on HUKD today.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 31st Aug 2014
redsnappa

COLD...BlueRay is a dying format.


Blu-ray on the other hand is doing quite well.
polly69

Are people still using DVD drives? not meCold as pretty much useless now.



"I don't use it, so no one can find use for them! Cold! Cold!"

Want high quality films? You need a Blu Ray drive. Want to install an OS without the hassle of bootable USB volumes? You need a DVD drive.

redsnappa

COLD...BlueRay is a dying format.


You're confusing 'dying' with 'dead'. You're wrong on both counts, but points for trying.
Edited by: "Sumpte" 31st Aug 2014
jasee

Lots of bootable operating systems come on dvds, some even come on cds. … Lots of bootable operating systems come on dvds, some even come on cds. Repair disks are cds or dvds.Also many films are £1 or less at boot fairs or places like CEX and the quality is often not that much worse than a blueray which is in some ridiculous letter box format



Most of us are putting them onto bootable USB drives instead these days.

Fair enough on the rest.

I keep a USB DVD drive around these days, don't even install internal ones... just like we did with floppy drives.


Its moving all digital now although streaming sucks
Sumpte

Want high quality films? You need a Blu Ray drive. Want to install an OS … Want high quality films? You need a Blu Ray drive. Want to install an OS without the hassle of bootable USB volumes? You need a DVD drive.



Hassle? Its so easy these days, so many tools out there. Even Microsoft has one.

A lot of these tools are way under 700mb so why have 10-20 CDs when you could have them all on a small USB drive? (granted you could put multiple on a CD too)
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