Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D2HT

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makjeto
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Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D2HT

Post by makjeto » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 pm

Hello everyone.

I'm new to the forum and also to Blu-Ray ripping, which I've actually never done before, although I have some experience with DVDs.
My goal is to make copies of my Blu-Ray collection, so I only need a Blu-Ray reader for my PC.
The two models I specified on the subject are the ones more easily to purchase in my country, although I can always try to buy a different one online from abroad.
I'm favouring the Asus BC-12D2HT which is only a Blu-Ray reader. It's cheaper then the other model and it completely suits my needs, since I don't need a writer, only a reader.
The question is, will it work with MakeMKV and will I be able to rip my Blu-Rays with it?

If searched this forum and googled the internet about the two models before posting this message.
What I found was that the Asus BW-16D1HT Writer, seems to apparently be a solid choice.
On the other hand, the Asus BC-12D2HT Reader, my favourite to buy, unfortunately there isn't much information about it on the net.
If any of you guys could give me an advice, I would appreciate it immensely.

Thanks to everyone who care to reply.
Cheers!

*Edited to correct the name of the reader model to BC-12D2HT
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yorgo
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Re: Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D

Post by yorgo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:44 pm

I don't have experience with either of those specific drives though have had success with Asus in general. You may want to check out these threads:

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16618

https://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopi ... =1&t=15432

However, if I were in the market for a new drive today, I'd certainly want one that could handle UHD discs, to prepare me for future UHD rips. Check out this thread and the UHD forum.

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic ... 12&t=16832

makjeto
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Re: Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D

Post by makjeto » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:04 pm

Thanks yorgo,

According to the link you provided about the UHD discs, both models support it, which is quite surprising because they were supposed to read only DVDs and Blu-Rays.
And they are one of the few of the "Friendly Drives" recommended to rip UHD discs.
So, I suppose I can go for the BC-12D2HT reader.
Thanks for the help!

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Re: Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D

Post by makjeto » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:44 pm

Just to leave a feedback.

I've got the Asus BC-12D2HT reader and I successfully ripped my first Blu-Ray!
As for the UHD discs, if a get my hands on one of those, I'll give it a try.

Thanks again to yorgo for the tip and hope this helps someone else.

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Re: Buying a blu-ray reader for PC, Asus BW-16D1HT or BC-12D

Post by rivey » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm

makjeto wrote:Just to leave a feedback.

I've got the Asus BC-12D2HT reader and I successfully ripped my first Blu-Ray!
As for the UHD discs, if a get my hands on one of those, I'll give it a try.

Thanks again to yorgo for the tip and hope this helps someone else.
I have the Asus BW-16D1HT drive. It arrived yesterday and it is on the friendly list and I have already ripped a UHD disc (Wonder Women). Just as a point of interest, it is not just a reader but will also burn standard discs and bluray discs. In fact, my unit came with a BD-r disc from Amazon. Am very happy with this drive. Good Luck

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