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Buffalo - 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So, So Glad I opted for this Model!!

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    daUNC
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had been asking questions of the Blue Geek Squad Folks regarding what Blu-Ray Burner might be best suited for My needs as an average to moderate Multimedia Home based user: most said that the less expensive models, say the LG or Pioneer would do just fine, and so I ordered one. Oh, Boy! The product was as light as 5-6 blank DVD discs, and felt very flimsy, to the point that I thought they must have shipped Me the wrong unit… But alas, upon returning the lightweight model I paid a bit more for the Buffalo desktop version “BRXL-16U3” and have been quite happy ever since. I thought it strange that Best Buy does not offer any additional Warranties with this product, but am hoping for the best in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not even a CD burner in my new GAMING PC

    Posted
    Tomski
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I just bought a high -dollar Brand Name Gaming desktop and it must have been put together by a true "Gamer who doesnt want to waste a penny on anything that doesn't have to do with games! It had a ced/dvd/blu ray reading drive with no burning capability and the flimsy drive they put in probably wouldn't last through installing the software into the machine. This is the answer to everything "storage" including using 100GB BD-XL discs to back up my NAS Drive. Add the fact that I can plug this into my Optical driveLESS Surface Pro and Surface 3 Pro and it drasticaslly increases the capability of any machine you plug it into!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for backups

    Posted
    DiscMan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this to use on my laptop, since there's no place to install an internal drive. My PC has an internal drive that also does M-DISC, and I was wishing I had ordered something for the laptop to do those, too. The specs say this drive doesn't support M-DISC, but I tried burning a 25GB Verbatim M-DISC. To my surprise, it worked! It burned it at 4x speed, same as my internal drive. From what I've read, the "DVD" type M-Discs require a drive that supports M-DISCs, and I haven't tried one of those on this yet, so no idea if it will burn one of those. This drive works on Linux (OpenSUSE LEAP 15.0) using K3B.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    Posted
    Flatman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    USB 3.0, CD/DVD/Blu ray, all in one. Only burned one disc so far but very fast. If the USB cable is not long enough and you go to buy another cable make sure to get a USB 3.0 cable, they are physically different. Unless you don't have USB 3.0 on your computer? Still worth it for future upgrades.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big and Bulky but Excellent Blu-Ray drive

    Posted
    Doug
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    Big, bulky and not very portable. I purchased this drive for quality, not portability. Needed to read Cds that contain old graphics software I use. It's fast, quiet and despite its size fits in my laptop briefcase. Reads Blu-Ray, DVD and Cds with no problems. Great drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Sturdy

    Posted
    MAKtheKnife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This unit does exactly what it is advertised to do. My only "complaint" is the size. This unit looks like an early era CD drive. It is bulky. If you are looking for somethig sleek and unobtrusive, keep looking. That is the ony reason I did not give it 5 stars. Operationally, it is outstanding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best blurray burner

    Posted
    stroh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The blu-ray burner is exceptionally good, and a necessary purchase these days, since laptops no longer come with players or burners. Love the way it works. Completely satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome dvd,bd,cd drive

    Posted
    KillerBangs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Built a pc and realized that my case didn't have a slot for a cd drive luckily I found this. A little bulky but it's ok its does the job and I can watch my movies and install software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY NICE EXTERNAL DRIVE FAST AND QUIET

    Posted
    vt84
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE A PIONEER AND A LG BLURAY WHICH I KEPT HAVING PROBLEMS WITH AND THIS ONE I LOVE. VERY FAST AND QUIET

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Disc Drive!

    Posted
    Router
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Have had no issues at all with this unit. Have been ripping over 1200 DVD's into my pc and it has not missed a beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent DVD Burner

    Posted
    tlsmall1261
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    This product performs exactly like advertised. This product has done everything I have asked it to do and more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item

    Posted
    harleywg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This external dvd/cd drive is great to work with. It very fast and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    DOC123st
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works great. Size is big and bulky. Not the best for mobile applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Something Different

    Posted
    hotgpa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had not used an external optical unit before, but this one seems to do the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Blue Ray Player and Writer

    Posted
    Rono
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Very easy hookup and fantastic software included. Best unit I have ever purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very simple and easy to do.

    Posted
    Abc123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The product is excellent and works great. It’s easy to connect and install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Blu-ray discs put into the device would not play due to HDCP issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great BR Drive

    Posted
    H2HH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works great and is fast. A little bit noisy. Best that BB had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Good

    Posted
    ctnich
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works good. I have only used it at a player so far though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good external copying drive

    Posted
    GutterBall
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works well. Copies fast. Easy to install software and operate.

    I would recommend this to a friend