Solved Pc building-do i need a blu ray drive and a blu ray burner? Tags: Burner Blu-ray Components Last response: November 23, 2009 4:14 PM in Components Share seanny November 11, 2009 11:13:22 PM can i use a blu ray drive and a blu ray burner? Do i need both or is having both a waste?? More about : building blu ray drive blu ray burner buwish November 12, 2009 2:57:22 AM If you just watch blu-rays, then all you need is a standard BD-ROM. However, if you burn high-def movies, then you'll want to get a BD-RE, which also plays blu-rays. LePhuronn November 12, 2009 9:53:08 AM The only time you'd need both is if you want to copy Blu Ray discs on-the-fly. Given the prices at the moment it's a waste to have both. You could even save a few quid by getting a Blu Ray reader only and a separate DVD writer instead of a Blu Ray combi drive. Related resources DVD Burner vs Blu-ray drive for gaming? - Forum Blu-Ray Burner for PC - Forum Searching for Reviews of Blu-Ray Burner Drives - Forum Question about Internal Blu-ray Drives / Burners - Forum Good Blu Ray Drive / Ripping Help thanks =] - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution leon2006 November 12, 2009 10:40:07 AM Blue-Ray Disc are good back-up media @ 25G or 50G. Thats what i use to save my system image files. Few disc needed instead of multiple DVD. I save recorded HDTV Shows/Movies and Blue Ray disc come in handy. Also i save multiple DVD-movies on a single Blue-Ray Disc. My LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player Blue-Ray/DVD Writer is one of the most reliable optical drive i have. I only use one optical drive in my system. Optical drives are under-utilized for most part. Blue Ray writer is ~ $199.99 to date. Blue Ray player is almost half the price. Use the money somewhere else if you are not sure of what you need. seanny November 23, 2009 4:14:17 PM Thank you to every one for your help on this topic. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed Help Building a Gaming/ Blu-ray PC (budget USD 1400-1600) ForumBlu Ray drive question ForumI7 Build, Need Help Picking Blu-Ray Burner ! ForumLG BH08LS20 Blu Ray drive / Burner Problems ForumBlu ray drive for 3D movies? ForumBlu Ray Burner LG WH14NS40 ForumBlu Ray drive freezes post ForumBlu Ray Burner ForumPSU Help ForumDual core or Quad Core? ForumNeed help - first build Forum[Solved] Need Recommendations for PC Upgrade ForumNeed help in upgrading my CPU for my MOBO ForumNeed help upgrading cpu ForumNeed a good gaming video card for the hp pavilion slimeline s3120n More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !