Hey, I hope you can help me out.
I want to buy a BluRay drive, primarily for ripping/archiving,
so it’s very important to me that there is no riplock in place.
I won’t burn discs for a while, but as the cost difference between readers and writers is pretty low around here, I might as well buy a writer to be able to burn BluRays then and now.
After reading a lot on the internet, it seems to come down to these drives:
- LG BH16NS40
- Pioneer BDR-209EBK
- Pioneer BDR-209DBK
- Pioneer BDR-S09XLT
The LG drive doesn’t seem to have a riplock at all,
and the Pioneer drives seem to have some kind of quiet-profile that can be turned off using some kind of utility (please correct me if I’m wrong there).
It’d be very helpful if somebody who owns one of these could verify if there’s a riplock and report the general quality and BluRay-compatibility (especially related to commercial video discs).
How big is the difference between the Pioneer drives?
People seem to say that the S09XLT has better quality (hardware-wise), but I’d prefer a “normal” front look, like the 209*BK.
All of these drives work with Linux, correct?
Which drive would you recommend buying?