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Choosing a DVD or Blu-ray drive - shop the range with Misco

From portable drives to built-in options, browse the range today!

While the packaged media business has seen a decline in recent years thanks to the popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, there remains a market for physical optical media in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.

Choosing an Optical Storage Drive - DVD VS. Blu-ray

The good news is that prices for writable PC and laptop drives (in both formats) have fallen in recent years. Of course, Blu-ray drives offer a far larger capacity than DVD equivalents, with a recordable Blu-ray disc (BD-R) holding 25GB per layer, while dual-layer discs hold 50GB.

As a back-up medium they make a suitable choice (compared to hard disks or flash media) although set at single-speed, a Blu-ray writer transfers data at 4.5MB per second - meaning that a full write to a 25GN BDR-R disc will take about 90 minutes.

As both internal and external Blu-ray writers are no longer significantly more expensive than DVD+RW, they make for a sound choice if you require an optical drive and a writer. With many now featuring BDXL format support which allows users to burn more data than 50GB, and writing speeds of 6x, they are a great option - especially if you already have a Blu-ray library of movies.

DVD+RW continues to soldier on as a trusty and flexible format with a basic rewritable storage capacity of 4.7 GB. Multi-drives in this format can burn both CDs and DVDs, making them ideal for copying music, video and data files where a physical copy is required to share with family or friends (rather than cloud or flash media storage).

At Misco, we stock a wide range of optical drives including DVD duplicators and Blu-ray/DVD writers (and Blu-ray players) in both internal and external formats. Take a look at the range we provide, and choose your next drive today!

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Buffalo Mediastation Portable DVD Writer
Buffalo Mediastation Portable DVD Writer
Buffalo Mediastation Portable DVD Writer
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£19.99 Ex VAT
£23.99 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: 2477638
Manufacturer / No: Buffalo Technology / DVSM-PT58U2VB-EU

HP External USB Optical Drive
HP External USB Optical Drive
HP External USB Optical Drive
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£44.95 Ex VAT
£53.94 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: Q679241
Manufacturer / No: HP INC / F2B56AA

HP DVD-RW drive - USB
HP DVD-RW drive - USB
HP DVD-RW drive - USB
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£36.95 Ex VAT
£44.34 Inc VAT
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Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: 2662073
Manufacturer / No: HP INC / F2B56ET

Asus Sbw-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluraywriter In
Asus Sbw-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluraywriter In
Asus Sbw-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluraywriter In
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£76.95 Ex VAT
£92.34 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: Blu-ray Drives
Misco No: 2568679
Manufacturer / No: ASUS / 90-DT20305-UA199KZ

HP 8X Supermulti Slim-Slot Dvd (Smd) Writer Optical Disc Drive (Odd)
HP 8X Supermulti Slim-Slot Dvd (Smd) Writer Optical Disc Drive (Odd)
HP 8X Supermulti Slim-Slot Dvd (Smd) Writer Optical Disc Drive (Odd)
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£34.95 Ex VAT
£41.94 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: 2659374
Manufacturer / No: HP INC / 781416-001

Asus Sbc-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluray Combo Drive In
Asus Sbc-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluray Combo Drive In
Asus Sbc-06D2X-U Usb2.0 Ext. 6X Slim Bluray Combo Drive In
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£85.95 Ex VAT
£103.14 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: Blu-ray Drives
Misco No: 2568683
Manufacturer / No: ASUS / 90-DT00205-UA219KZ

Asus Bw-16D1Ht/G Retail Silent Int 16X Blu-Ray Recorder Sata In
Asus Bw-16D1Ht/G Retail Silent Int 16X Blu-Ray Recorder Sata In
Asus Bw-16D1Ht/G Retail Silent Int 16X Blu-Ray Recorder Sata In
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£80.95 Ex VAT
£97.14 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: Blu-ray Drives
Misco No: 2568681
Manufacturer / No: ASUS / 90DD0200-B20010

Apple USB SuperDrive
Apple USB SuperDrive
Apple USB SuperDrive
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£73.95 Ex VAT
£88.74 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: Q560965
Manufacturer / No: Apple / MD564ZM/A

Dell Slim DW316 - DVD+RW / DVD-RAM Drive, USB 2.0, External
Dell Slim DW316 - DVD+RW / DVD-RAM Drive, USB 2.0, External
Dell Slim DW316 - DVD+RW / DVD-RAM Drive, USB 2.0, External
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£40.95 Ex VAT
£49.14 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: 2491702
Manufacturer / No: DELL / 784-BBBI

Fujitsu DVD SuperMulti - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Serial ATA
Fujitsu DVD SuperMulti - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Serial ATA
Fujitsu DVD SuperMulti - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Serial ATA
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£98.95 Ex VAT
£118.74 Inc VAT
In stock
Product Category: DVD Drives
Misco No: 2570275
Manufacturer / No: Fujitsu / S26361-F3778-L1

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