4 Best External Blu-ray Drive/Burner for Laptop 2019

A USB external Blu-ray drive or burner is the best choice to rip, burn, and play Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs if your laptop or desktop has no built-in optical drive.  Most external Blu-ray burner/drive come with the driver inside, which enables owners to plug-and-play on laptop or desktop.

Before purchasing, we need to make sure our computer can provide enough power for the external device, some ultra-slim laptops or tablets have power shortage problem, require a powered HUB or docking station to supply extra power for external devices.

It also should be noted that some external Blu-ray drives only work with Windows, others only work with Mac OS, and some can be used with both.

WARN: We analyzed the review of most external Blu-ray drives and found many unknown-brand products with many 5-stars fake product reviews added within in a few short days, please be cautious to buy these products

No product is perfect, so we should be able to understand the bad review. For the external optical drive, many problems are common and caused by a system error, usually, we can easily find troubleshooting steps to solve them.

PS: If you rarely use Blu-ray discs or only play DVDs and CDs, recommend to buy an external CD/DVD drive, it’s much cheaper than external Blu-ray drive.

Here are a few good products that we have selected and we will keep it updated.

1. ASUS Powerful Blu-ray Drive with 16x Writing Speed and USB 3.0 for Both Mac/PC Optical Drive BW-16D1X-U

Features and Pros:

  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • 16X Blu-ray fast writing speed
  • Supports data storage up to 128 GB
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 7 and Mac os x 10.6 or higher
  • Cloud backup solution for Android devices
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Powered and data transfer by signal USB cable
  • Plug and play, no extra driver required
  • CyberLink Power2Go 8 simplifies the disc-burning process and offers optional encryption functionality to protect your private files
  • 100% real product reviews

Cons

  • Large, not portable
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2. Pioneer Electronics USA 6x Slim External Blu Ray Drive BDR-XD05S Silver

Features and Pros:

  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 7 and Mac OS 10.9 +
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Powered and data transfer by signal USB cable
  • Plug and play, no extra driver required

Cons

  • Only support Mac OS X 10.6 -10.11
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3. Pioneer BDR-XS06 Blu-Ray 6X/DVD/CD USB 3.0 Slim External Slot Burner

Features and Pros:

  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X 10.6 -10.11
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Powered and data transfer by signal USB cable
  • Plug and play, no extra driver required

Cons

  • Only support Mac OS X 10.6 -10.11
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4. Pioneer BDR-XD05B 6x Slim Portable USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Burner (Black) – Supports BDXL/BD/DVD/CD – Bonus CyberLink Media Suite 10 Windows Software

Features and Pros:

  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.12
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, DVD, and CD media
  • Powered and data transfer by signal USB cable
  • Plug and play, no extra driver required

Cons

  • Only support Mac OS X 10.6 -10.11
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(UPDATE: June 8, 2019)

 

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