Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

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Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

#1 Post by ThinkPad560X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:21 pm

I've been going through my DVDs and Blu-Rays and BD are better made discs but I do have a few DVDs that are getting the small hair crack from the center of the disc. I did fix them with adding crazy glue on the crack on both sides of the disc but being plastic it will bend when removing and re putting back in its case. I like having my physical copies of my movies and shows and the best I can think of is ripping all my DVDs for the time being (Blu-Rays later on). I still want to watch on my Tv with remote and not on the PC. My Sony Blu-Ray player has a USB port on the front. Can it read external HDDs for videos? I imagine the USB port is for flash drives that have video clips on it. The Blu-Ray player has the same style interface as the PS3 main screen. Also what is the largest TB HDD now? I've seen some 6TB so far. and what is better, a WD Passport or WD MyBook. Passport is the laptop drive and the MyBook is the desktop Drive
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Re: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

#2 Post by rkawakami » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 pm

I believe that one of the major problems with trying to connect an external hard drive via the Blu-ray player's USB port is that it may lack the necessary power (i.e., maximum current capability) for the HD. I suggest contacting Sony's technical support, reading your product's manual or posting the question on a Sony forum. They will probably have a better idea if what you suggest will work.
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Re: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

#3 Post by ThinkPad560X » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:56 pm

Well I just bought a WD My Book 4TB and connected to my ThinkCentre M82 USB 3.0 port and it installs the driver but then it isn't showing up in my computer. I did a restart and reconnected the drive and still nothing. I decided to put in my Windows 7 install disc to maybe format the drive and when I get to the drive selection it shows 0GB out of 0GB and cannot do any formatting. I then plugged the drive into my ThinkPad T420 and it tried to install the driver but still failed. So either the drive is dead or it was a return. The WD My Book is a mini clone look a like of the first gen XBOX One and I noticed there was finger prints on the gloss as it was open before. The box did have a security spider on it so it was bought and then returned is my guess.

This is my 2nd WD drive that I bought and failed to read. I bought this one from walmart this time as the internal WD drive I bought was from BestBuy. Not many options around me to buy drives other then online, witch takes time and risk getting damaged/lost during shipping. Staples is another option for in person buying.

WD was my best lasting drives to go to as Seagate I would get a few years from before clicking and IBM TravelStar and Maxtor drives were just bad for me. Not sure how Seagates are now today. The only options at the store was Seagate or WD and 4TB was the largest I could get.
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Re: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

#4 Post by ThinkPad560X » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:09 am

I can confirm that it was used. There is scuffs on the case and prints on the gloss and was thinking that most all new electronics with gloss come with that clear cover tape on it and when looking for a driver CD in the box I found the clear tape laying on the bottom of box crumbled up. And to think of it, I didn't take notice but the AC Adapter and USB cable were not rolled up as it meant to be New. So Walmart must of put it back on the shelf as New again when it was returned probably of the same problem I'm having from the last buyer.
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Re: Ripping my DVD/Blu-Rays to a external Drive

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