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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
a guide on how to add HD DVD or Blu-ray to a PC - a guide on how to add HD DVD or Blu-ray to a PC
Mon, September 17 2007 | 2:12PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Optical drives in the next generation formats have been pretty expensive and/or scarce. A proper PC HD DVD drive still isn't really to be found, and those that are around are external and cost around $350. It is a widely known fact that the Xbox 360's HD DVD add-on drive is a USB 2.0 peripheral and as such connects to a PC just fine. In fact, the drive ID's itself as a Toshiba HD DVD drive, which of course clearly tells us who makes the drive for Microsoft. Microsoft has dropped the MSRP to a very affordable $180. Blu-ray solutions have mostly been Blu-ray disc writers, and so have been quite expensive at $650 or more. Blu-ray readers (BD-ROM drives) are now starting to show up for a more reasonable price of $300, with drives priced in the even more competitive $200 range coming soon.
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