Blu-Ray Writers

  Tonycablejr 21:29 03 Aug 2009
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Hi,

i'm after getting a blu-ray writer, and was just wondering if there was a minimum spec thats required for one of these. i won't be using it to watch movies, purely to backup files.

Thanks

  DieSse 21:52 03 Aug 2009

"just wondering if there was a minimum spec thats required for one of these"

I don't understand your question.

The minimum spec for a blue-ray device, or any other device for that matter - is surely that it works and does what it's supposed to?

And if it does what it's supposed to - then it meets the minimum spec. So on the supposition that any blue-ray writer writes blue-ray discs - then they all meet the minimum spec.

  Tonycablejr 22:02 03 Aug 2009

ok let me put it another way, i have 2gb RAM and a AMD athlom 64 Processor 3400+ 2.19Ghz. i am running windows 7, i have about 40Gb Free space. i have spare sata slots on my motherboard. will my PC be fast enough to burn blu ray discs.

  OTT_Buzzard 22:11 03 Aug 2009

will my PC be fast enough to burn blu ray discs.

Yes. But blu-ray discs really don't burn very quickly!

  Tonycablejr 22:14 03 Aug 2009

as long as its fast enough to get the information from my PC to the writer without it failing due to a buffer underrun, thats all i care about. i had enough trouble with that when CD writers first came out!

  DieSse 22:20 03 Aug 2009

Ah - you meant a minimum spec for your system.

I'm sure yours is plenty fast enough - but all optical writers for a long time have had buffer underrun protection (ie the ability to stop and start writing when the buffer is getting low.)

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