Is there such a thing as a good USB external DVD drive? All the name-brand ones Ive used have been shit.

Is there such a thing as a good USB external DVD drive? All the name-brand ones I’ve used have been shit.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Jordan

    There is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tripgay being fricking useful as always

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you literally haven't used any

      oh wow its another instance of the tripgay pirating a thread, one he probably made himself but we can never know because hiro removed the unique posters counter

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get an external usb enclosure and pick your poison. You can find even for slim drives as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      externals are slow. internal sata or gtfo.

      This. SATA-to-USB3 external enclosure and you're set.
      I personally recommend 5.25" drives despite their bulkiness, they're usually more reliable in error recovery.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a DELL one. It's shit.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone recommend a good external Blu-ray reader/burner?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/H5piZkc.jpeg

      Is there such a thing as a good USB external DVD drive? All the name-brand ones I’ve used have been shit.

      I had a similar question recently and then I saw this video. So I'm just getting the newer one (PIONEER External Blu-ray Drive BDR-X13UBK) by Pioneer and moving on with life as it seems to check the boxes for me. They do make one that is the next level up, but that just has a newer version of audio correction for the crazy music people. I was looking at the one a step below as I like top loaders as the slider jamming has been what killed my last two and the price is lower, but for a significant price jump this one has "High Reliability" as a listed selling point so I'll trust them on that.

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  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What name brands have you used and why do you consider them shit?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >DVD drive
    Since when do they have computers in the old folk's home?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a bunch of old stuff on CDRs and DVDRs that I pulled out of storage that I want to copy off and back up, if the discs are still readable.
      Probably an external enclosure and a full-size drive of my choice will be best. I think the problem with the shit externals is that they are made to be portable and light.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    externals are slow. internal sata or gtfo.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just get a usb drive?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did you try the huge, bulky Asus external Blu-ray/DVD/CD writer? I read on Amazon that it is all the rage.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't CDs and DVDs come with a protective casing like Floppy Disks?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They do, but it's more thinly veiled
      Sometimes badly to the point where the inner layer can oxidise
      But it's not so simple, some people look after their discs. And some older ones are well manufacturered

      Captcha: DYSKY

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I want the floppy feel back. Make em thicker and let me slot them in like cassette tapes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they used to make "caddy" drives where you put the disc into a protective plastic thing with a shutter, it was rather like a very thick floppy. I had a 486 with one of them, back when. Of course every drive manufacturer made their own special caddies that didn't work with other drives, and they viewed them as a chance for additional revenue first and foremost and so charged a bunch for extra caddies. So everyone quickly moved to drives that took bare discs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            while i don't doubt there was some amount of "we can sell more stuff", there was precedent at the time for a way to handle discs without exposing them to dust and scratches
            but of course, people quickly tired of needing to swap discs into caddies just to put the caddy in the drive, and people clearly were not buying a caddy per cd, at least not once everything started coming on cd, so it was just an annoyance people were ready to be rid of

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, if there was a universal caddy that worked with every caddy drive, and more caddies cost a buck a pop, I'm sure people would have just put all their discs in them. Instead you got a couple with your brand of drive and buying more of them wasn't impulse-buy cheap, it was enough money that you'd rather save it by swapping discs. and that was the end of that concept.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it would only really have worked if cd's came in a standard caddy, like just as part of the format, for example like psp umd's or minidiscs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      some early cd drives did use caddies, but it was more of a holdover from even older formats which didn't have as strong error correction as cd so couldn't handle minor wear and tear as well as cd
      early bluray was also shown with caddies due to their immense density, but the version released came instead with a more advanced coating on the back to make it more resistant to damage

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got one that maybe worked for a few writes
    But after working with and testing a written DVD, it just failed
    Optical drives always hard problems in the 00s and still do now

    I guess I will continue using them for older games and just copy them to RAM every time I want to startup

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i literally took mine out of my old 2010s laptop and stuck it in a case i got from aliexpress

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buffalo. It's fine.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there isn't because compact disc were a shit medium to begin with

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one I got with my precision laptop 7 years ago still works.

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