Blu ray drives

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by gorilla, Oct 29, 2010.

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  1. gorilla

    gorilla War Hero

    Hi, just bought a blu-ray drive to replace my normal cd drive on my computer. Am i right in thinking that:-
    1) It will be able to play normal PC games
    2) It will read CD's
    3) It will play dvd's

    Many thanks
  2. Are Blu Ray drives available as plug ins as I've just started buying Blurays as opposed to DVDs and would like the option of both when travelling?
  3. Yes to all the questions above ;)
  4. dingerr

    dingerr LE

    Blu-Ray drivesnload much slower than DVD drives. So give it a while before you start thinking it's broken.
  5. gorilla

    gorilla War Hero

    It's a case of the drives not showing on "my computer" so i think they probably haven't been installed properly. Any ideas gents ?
  6. fatboy69

    fatboy69 Old-Salt

    Turn it off and on again.
  7. fatboy69

    fatboy69 Old-Salt

    ....Or ensure the cables are seated correctly first. Reinstall drivers or check for newer drivers on the manufacturers website.
    If its an older IDE drive make sure the jumper settings are correct, I'd imagine its probably a Sata drive though.

    If you right click on My Computer and go to manage, then click Device Manager, have a look there for any errors next to the DVD/CD roms drive option.