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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Blu-Ray Drive and Burner - Forum I need help finding a Blu ray drive for my 550$ PC Build - Forum XPS 8700 need a blu-ray burner - Forum Will a Blu-Ray player/burner work in a 4-year-old PC with an Nvidia GT240? - Forum LG BH08LS20 Blu Ray drive/ Burner Problems - 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. Share seanny November 23, 2009 4:14:17 PM Thank you to every one for your help on this topic. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Good blu ray drive and dvd burner Forum I7 Build, Need Help Picking Blu-Ray Burner! Forum Need HELP Chooing Blu-Ray Burner please... Forum Need a Burner! CD, DVD, blu ray ALL OF THEM :D Forum Help... Need a really good Blu-ray burner Forum Blu-Ray Burner for PC Forum Searching for Reviews of Blu-Ray Burner Drives Forum Solvedneed advice for a internal blu ray drive Forum hey i need the best case and blu-ray drive for this build help!! Forum Why is it so hard to find an eBay seller willing to sell a Blu Ray PC Drive for $30 (Including Shipping/Free Shipping)? Forum SolvedAsus blu-ray internal burner giving me troubles. Forum Do I need 2 Blu-ray Drives for this? Forum Question about Internal Blu-ray Drives / Burners Forum SolvedAdd Blu-Ray Burner to HP Pavilion DV6 with AMD processor Forum SolvedBlu Ray Burner upgrade question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !