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This drive has been periodically dropping down to $37 all year. You would think by now it would start hitting last BF's price of $30 when on sale.
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Been 6 months since I sent off my rebate to Newegg...still no check in the mail.
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Why would anyone use this now? I bought a Blu-ray writer (internal) years ago ....put it in a computer ..haven't used it in years ...not even as a DVD reader....Am I the only one?
agreed for movies. Except can you make xbox one/PS backups with this?
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Why would anyone use this now? I bought a Blu-ray writer (internal) years ago ....put it in a computer ..haven't used it in years ...not even as a DVD reader....Am I the only one?
I think so...
Not so many 'technically advanced" users like you around...
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Why would anyone use this now? I bought a Blu-ray writer (internal) years ago ....put it in a computer ..haven't used it in years ...not even as a DVD reader....Am I the only one?
BDROMs are good for storage/archival purposes. It's nice having at-rest copies of personal photos and home videos for pennies per gigabyte.
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BDROMs are good for storage/archival purposes. It's nice having at-rest copies of personal photos and home videos for pennies per gigabyte.
I agree. Virus & ransomware proof storage.
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usb 2.0
6x write speed for BD is only 25MB/s, roughly half of USB 2.0's max speed. It's fine.
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agreed for movies. Except can you make xbox one/PS backups with this?
Probably not (yet).

There is no publicly disclosed method or guide to making 1:1 backups of any Xbox One or PS4 games.

Besides, the only firmware on PS4 (publicly) capable of loading backups is version 1.76.... That firmware was released THREE YEARS AGO. We are on 5.00 now.

That being said, loading backups on modern consoles is not such a simple task...
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Why would anyone use this now? I bought a Blu-ray writer (internal) years ago ....put it in a computer ..haven't used it in years ...not even as a DVD reader....Am I the only one?
I use mine for permanent frozen storage archive files. Files I will likely never ever need, but I still have just in case. Y'know, like if my ex gf ever becomes a celeb. Wink wink
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6x write speed for BD is only 25MB/s, roughly half of USB 2.0's max speed. It's fine.
More issue of power rating, surprising it's not a "Y" USB power cable.
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I use mine for permanent frozen storage archive files. Files I will likely never ever need, but I still have just in case. Y'know, like if my ex gf ever becomes a celeb. Wink wink
Do you mean actual "frozen"? As in a freezer? Never hear of that.

My issue with optical media is that they are not permanent/archival ...unless something has changed. So, the data may not be there when I want it ...and that doesn't even include scratches and other optical errors.
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Do you mean actual "frozen"? As in a freezer? Never hear of that.
haha no. it was a reference to Amazon's Glacier cold storage cloud service

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My issue with optical media is that they are not permanent/archival ...unless something has changed. So, the data may not be there when I want it ...and that doesn't even include scratches and other optical errors.

well IMO, it's the most reliable consumer-grade means of locally storing files. i'm not the library of congress. discs would be in protective hard cases, away from UV, and kept in a dry dark environment. the only thing that would render them useless within my useful lifetime (don't need them when i'm in a nursing home with my brain function half gone), would be physical destruction from a fire or other natural disaster. of course, it's always wise to have a cloud backup these days. i was just mentioning disc archiving since this thread is about a disc burner
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