Bluray died.

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  1. martimu

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    My external drive has died and I'm getting a refund so need to replace it.

    I had an external as I only had a laptop at home.

    I now have an old PC at (not a great one) but could put an internal drive in rather than getting a USb 2 external drive.

    Would an internal be a sensible/better option?
    Does the spec matter on an internal drive? i.e do I need to make sure of any compatibility issues from a 5-year-old PC or not?

    I've got about £60 being refunded any recommendations for a drive around this price would be welcome?

    Alternatively, I have a new laptop with USB 3 so could get an external drive to go with that.

    My concern is power, as it seems some external drives struggle with drawing power when backing up blu rays

    Thanks

    Martin
     
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    You will need to check what connections your PC uses for HDD etc. If sata and you have a spare 5.25" bay available then fine. Next check PSU for power connections. if none available then you will need a power splitter. Easily obtained from the likes of Amazon etc.
     
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    Depends on how "old " the PC is, it may not have SATA connections. All Blu Ray drives are SATA AFAIK.

    Better to get an external USB 3.0 Drive and use it with the Laptop IMHO
     
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    Thanks John,

    PC was better than I thought it was (older core i5 and 8gb of ram).
    So I took a punt it would work and I got a pioneer internal drive. It took a minute to swap with the DVD drive and it works much faster than the previous one.
     

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