I'm interested on purchasing an external blu-ray re-writer for my future HP 8730w laptop. This modern laptop has USB 2.0, FireWire and eSATA ports. I asked LG Spain (my country) about the availability of the new LG BE 08 external re-writer, and the technical support replied me this drive is not sold on Spain (sigh). I only can buy on my country the BH08 internal model or the old BE 06 external model.
Performance is not a problem, the laptop is shipped with a T9800 processor (C2D) with 4GB DDR2 RAM and an nVIDIA Quadro FX3700M graphics card with 1GB of memory. I like the BE 08 for its eSATA port. With this port, theoretically, there will be faster transfers than with the traditional USB port.
I'd like to use the re-writer for burning and playing movies on an HD TV through the laptop.
Any advice? any similar models from other brands (with eSATA port if possible)?
Thanks in advance