Bluray optical drives

Gavsta220986

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Im going down the route of mini ITX. Most ITX cases dont contain an option to hold my pionee 9 16x bluray optical drive. I was thinking about getting an external bluray optical drive which most of them have 6x read/write speed. The pioneer one has a read speed of 12x so would this drive be more powerful or does it not make adifference when it comes to reading discs?
 

chassmith

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nope :p just the first thing that poped into my head when reading about your issue.... like my dude you have the part already why pay for a new drive with a new enclosure if yeah just need the enclosure. I assume newegg or the like have a but ton of em.
 
I assume this is a full size BluRay drive? so any 5.25 external enclosure with a USB interface that's said to be ATAPI compatible will do it.

Since you are aware of the different speed, I don't understand your "more powerful" question. It gonna be faster for DATA READ but BluRay movie playback is at 1x always, if you RW/FF a lot the faster drive will make some difference.

Your ITX maybe able to accommodate a thin laptop-class optical btw, they can be as thin as 7mm. Another option.
 

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Hello. I meant would the faster read speed be more powerful to play bluray movie discs like would you loose picture quality if you used a bluray drive with a slower read speed? I may want to just rip the bluray to my HDD. Would I be better off just sticking with my current optical drive for that? Would you loose picture quality by ripping though?

 

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he already addressed this my dude. it plays back at 1X ANY drive that plays Bluray will do the job the EXACT same @ 1x the playing speed ;)
 
Let me say this a slightly different way, when you play a move straight from a BluRay disc, that thing will turn at 1x, it won't turn any faster, because 1x is the normal speed to deliver you the picture. The extra speed of an optical drive can provide is really for DATA (as already mentioned), what data? ever used an optical to backup an HD?

Ripping will benefit from a faster drive, takes less time to rip, DUH! will affect quality? ABSOLUTELY ZERO. Straight ripping does no video processing, all it's doing it reading stuff form the disc (as data) and writing it to the HD, making a slight format conversion which takes no processing power whatsoever. Now AFTER you finish ripping and THEN you want to convert to another video format (people want to do this to save space) THEN we are talking another ball of wax but still nothing to do with optical drive speed has anything to do with video quality.

Once again summarize: optical speed has NOTHING to do with video quality. Optical speed just saves you time by ripping, copying faster, THAT'S ALL.
 
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