New USB 2.0 Slim External Blu Ray Drive Player BD ROM / DVD RW Burner Rewriter - eBay Tradezone UK - Click link in 1st post for updated price
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New USB 2.0 Slim External Blu Ray Drive Player BD ROM / DVD RW Burner Rewriter - eBay Tradezone UK - Click link in 1st post for updated price

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Found 9th May 2013
Just bought one of these and took 2 days to arrive :), Mine contained a Hitachi LG CT30F drive, also included in the package is a pouch, USB 2.0 cable and USB to DC power cable, however it worked fine on all PC's with just the one cable.

UK seller and UK support.

Perfect for those with nice shiny new Ultrabooks, Laptops with no optical drive etc

Also the drives inside these units can be removed if you want to put one in a HTPC or a Laptop, it's just a SATA drive with a USB converter board plugged in.

If you receive an Hitachi LG drive there is a OEM version of Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 which supports Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD playback etc. I will post the link to this in a post below so you can just click on it.
*Update* I have put a list of links for other manufacturers, if you have a different drive please let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Specs:

Color: Black

Write speed:

•8XDVD+RW

•6XDVD-RW

•8XDVD-R

•8XDVD+R

•4XDVD+/-R (DL)

•5XDVD-RAM

•24XCD-R

•16XCD-RW

Read speed:

•6X BD-ROM

•24X CD-ROM

•8X DVD-ROM

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Original Poster

*Reserved for software links will update this post with more links if other drives reported and price changes*

Same seller £16.79 cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…835

Drive must be plugged in for software to install, as it verifies the device! Please use the correct version for your drive.
You can find out the drive manufacturer by looking in device manager.

CyberLink PowerDVD 10 3D Blu Ray for OEM Drive
LG Hitachi Drives HL-DT-ST
Samsung Toshiba TSST Group
Pioneer
Panasonic MATSUSHTA
LITE-ON
Optiarc
Slimtype Optiarc


















Edited by: "RustySpoons" 6th Jun 2013

Item dispatched from the UK.... doesn't mean that there 'business' address as the t&c's state is. One would presume that it's a Chinese company -anywhere outside the UK returning this would prob cost more than replacing.

It's a good price though - i've been looking for an affordable BR drive to update the laptop.

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capriboycraig

Item dispatched from the UK.... doesn't mean that there 'business' … Item dispatched from the UK.... doesn't mean that there 'business' address as the t&c's state is. One would presume that it's a Chinese company -anywhere outside the UK returning this would prob cost more than replacing.It's a good price though - i've been looking for an affordable BR drive to update the laptop.



The return address on the warranty leaflet inside the box is a UK address.

That's a bonus

Cheers

Have tried VLC with the key and DLL **** and some blu ray disks work. Other free players don't like modern encryption at all I've found.
Bought one of these a few days ago and still struggling to get a player to work with everything. Either spend £50+ on powerdvd to go with this or £50 on proper bluray player.

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Salvia

Have tried VLC with the key and DLL **** and some blu ray disks work. … Have tried VLC with the key and DLL **** and some blu ray disks work. Other free players don't like modern encryption at all I've found.Bought one of these a few days ago and still struggling to get a player to work with everything. Either spend £50+ on powerdvd to go with this or £50 on proper bluray player.



See my link in the first post for PowerDVD
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 9th May 2013

Banned

is this one region free for bluray?

Dumb question I think but... I presume you can rip BRs on this?

Original Poster

Rom

Dumb question I think but... I presume you can rip BRs on this?



With the correct software for backup purposes, such as Makemkv

I didn't even notice it wrote as well. Thanks, much cheapness.

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Rom

I didn't even notice it wrote as well. Thanks, much cheapness.



Only writes DVD/CD though, don't mean to sound patronising at all, just in case someone reads this wrong and assumes it writes Blu Ray

is 2.0 bandwidth going to mess with bluray hd content?

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niqbal870

is 2.0 bandwidth going to mess with bluray hd content?



Not at all, Blu ray plays at a max of 48mbps, some titles are less. USB 2.0 is 480mbps

In device manager mine shows as Pioneer BD-ROM BDCTD03RT

Just tried that version from the link and get "This software can only be installed with a HL-DT-ST, SATA HL-DT-ST device. The setup will abort"
Obviously as you mentioned only for Hitachi version

Original Poster

Salvia

In device manager mine shows as Pioneer BD-ROM BDCTD03RTJust tried that … In device manager mine shows as Pioneer BD-ROM BDCTD03RTJust tried that version from the link and get "This software can only be installed with a HL-DT-ST, SATA HL-DT-ST device. The setup will abort"Obviously as you mentioned only for Hitachi version



I'll have to find the OEM link for Pioneer drives and add it to my post, interestingly though if you have any Hitachi LG drive it will install it, once it's installed it will work with any drive

RustySpoons

I'll have to find the OEM link for Pioneer drives and add it to my post, … I'll have to find the OEM link for Pioneer drives and add it to my post, interestingly though if you have any Hitachi LG drive it will install it, once it's installed it will work with any drive



Just tried it with my MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL Drive that i got from the same seller afew months back to no avail.. who the devil are MATSHITA anyway?

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Chowchilla

Just tried it with my MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL Drive that i got from the … Just tried it with my MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL Drive that i got from the same seller afew months back to no avail.. who the devil are MATSHITA anyway?



Panasonic, give me a hour or so and I'll put all the OEM versions up for each drive.

Chowchilla

Just tried it with my MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL Drive that i got from the … Just tried it with my MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ141EL Drive that i got from the same seller afew months back to no avail.. who the devil are MATSHITA anyway?



They make macbook drives - right pain in the ar5e to flash for multi-region.

RustySpoons

Only writes DVD/CD though, don't mean to sound patronising at all, just … Only writes DVD/CD though, don't mean to sound patronising at all, just in case someone reads this wrong and assumes it writes Blu Ray

Not patronising I assumed it wrote BRs, I have only skimmed the specs cos I don't need it but it's great value. I just had a notion because I cannot pull down a rip of Argo for love nor money, well perhaps not the latter.

Might consider this - I have one of these lovely 'all in one' desktop PCs, but the BD/DVD drive went down around six months ago and no amout of cleaning can revive it - the replacement is around £60 so it's worth a shot.

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ukhotdeals1

Might consider this - I have one of these lovely 'all in one' desktop … Might consider this - I have one of these lovely 'all in one' desktop PCs, but the BD/DVD drive went down around six months ago and no amout of cleaning can revive it - the replacement is around £60 so it's worth a shot.



It's just a normal SATA laptop optical drive in there, should fit in your all in one unless it's a mega skinny one.

Is it Mac compatible?

Thanks, this could be quite useful.

Looks great to me. My notebook could do with this.....

Just ordered, will come in handy backing up my blurays. Using an old desktop at the moment, but encoding to dvd takes ages, it's faster on my newer laptop but it doesn't have a bluray drive, until now

Just wondering if anyone could help me answer a few Q's. (I'm awful with computers)

By buying this can I watch Blue Rays/DVDs on my notebook? and/or upload the Blue Rays/DVDs onto the computer itself?

Does it take much setting up?

Thanks

Another question from a pc layman: can I plug this into my old desktop running XP and burn regular cds and dvds? The internal drive recognises dvd-rs but not any brand of cd-r.
Thanks.

Just bought one of these on Tuesday and it arrived in Thursdays post.

Using it with my MAC Mini. The only software I've found to play blu ray discs is XBMC FYI.

The VLC work around that the seller detailed in the box didn't work. But so far so good with XBMC.

the links in the first post, are those links to install Power DVD 10 then? so that i will be able to play any blu ray disk? if so I will be buying one of these for myself OP

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biggong

the links in the first post, are those links to install Power DVD 10 … the links in the first post, are those links to install Power DVD 10 then? so that i will be able to play any blu ray disk? if so I will be buying one of these for myself OP



Yes, if the drive turns out to be a different make to the above let me know and I'll put a link to the OEM version for your drive.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 10th May 2013

RustySpoons

Yes, if the drive turns out to be a different make to the above let me … Yes, if the drive turns out to be a different make to the above let me know and I'll put a link to the OEM version for your drive.



thank you very much, just bought one how are you getting these versions??

RustySpoons

Panasonic, give me a hour or so and I'll put all the OEM versions up for … Panasonic, give me a hour or so and I'll put all the OEM versions up for each drive.




Works great. thanks!

Can we get guides in the second post uptop for multi-region DVD and/or multi-zone BD operation, please ?

Thanks for the post- was just about to look for one as my daughter had an ultrabook for her birthday, yesterday (Dell outlet!). I now need to load up all her software and so have bought one.

Thanks for the heads up. This is a great deal. I actually went for the non-blu ray version from the same seller for £11.49. They all seem really good value.

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Flimber

Can we get guides in the second post uptop for multi-region DVD and/or … Can we get guides in the second post uptop for multi-region DVD and/or multi-zone BD operation, please ?



Flimber, that's a bit of a dodgy area as much as I would like to help I am not sure of the legalities surrounding this, so might be something that needs to be researched by the buyer. However if a mod/admin knows otherwise i'd be happy to discuss this via PM

I bought one of these a few months ago, the model I got was a Hitachi. Despite saying 6x Blu-ray Read it only runs at 2x speed so ripping Blu-rays takes quite a while (ripping DVDs is also slow). Other than that it works well so I can't really complain for the money but if you intend to rip a lot of discs I would look for a faster drive.

The trouble with Blu-ray playback software is that it needs to be continually updated to be able to play the newer discs. I use Slysoft AnyDVD HD for ripping and allowing playback (with VLC or PotPlayer etc.) but it's not free.

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delgado

I bought one of these a few months ago, the model I got was a Hitachi. … I bought one of these a few months ago, the model I got was a Hitachi. Despite saying 6x Blu-ray Read it only runs at 2x speed so ripping Blu-rays takes quite a while (ripping DVDs is also slow). Other than that it works well so I can't really complain for the money but if you intend to rip a lot of discs I would look for a faster drive.The trouble with Blu-ray playback software is that it needs to be continually updated to be able to play the newer discs. I use Slysoft AnyDVD HD for ripping and allowing playback (with VLC or PotPlayer etc.) but it's not free.



Please try the software in my Link, also what is the model no. of your drive?

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Salvia

In device manager mine shows as Pioneer BD-ROM BDCTD03RTJust tried that … In device manager mine shows as Pioneer BD-ROM BDCTD03RTJust tried that version from the link and get "This software can only be installed with a HL-DT-ST, SATA HL-DT-ST device. The setup will abort"Obviously as you mentioned only for Hitachi version



Can you try the Pioneer link I put up and let me know if it works, as I don't have a Pioneer drive to try it.
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