External blu ray drives are not as standard as they used to be but can still be found at some electronics stores. They allow the user to play a Blu-ray disc on a computer without buying an additional computer or an optical drive.
You will need a USB cable and external power supply for your blu-ray drive to connect it with your computer. You must find one compatible with your country’s electrical current (110V or 230V).
Step 1: First of all, insert the blu ray disc into the external blu ray drive. Make sure you have inserted it correctly. If you need to eject the disc, you can press its tab with your finger.
Step 2: Connect the power adapter with the external optical drive with the USB port on your computer.
Step 3: Now that the drive is connected, you can now install it on your computer. What you need to do is go “Start,” “Control Panel,” and then “Devices and Printers.” At this point, you will see your external optical drive in use. Select it and right-click on it.
Step 4: From here, choose “Add a device.” This will allow your computer to detect the external drive. It may take a few seconds, so be patient.
Step 5: Select “Blu-ray drive” in the next window and provide your drive’s name and path of where its icon should appear on your desktop.
Step 6: Now, you need to set it to “primary.” This is the drive that will read from and write data onto the disc.
Step 7: To prevent your computer from erasing any data on your disc, make sure the “format” is set as “write-once.” This will only allow the writing of data onto the disc once and will not allow any further changes to be made to it
Step 8: Finally, select “next.” After this, you will have to restart your computer. Now your computer should be able to recognize your external blu ray drive as an optical drive, and you can start using it.
You can now load a disc and use the external blu ray drive as an internal one.
Possible Problems That Can Occur in This Process:
1) If the disc does not work after you insert it, be sure to check the top of your disc and make sure that you have inserted it correctly. Sometimes the label is placed on a slant, which will make it so that the disc will not read properly
2) you mustn’t disconnect your external Blu-ray drive during the reading process. If this happens, you will have to restart your computer and then regain access to the Blu-ray disc
External optical drives should always be one of the first steps to add blu-ray functionality to a computer. You must learn how to use them and not disconnect them while the signal is being processed. These types of devices are beneficial for customers who want blu ray functionality but do not want the cost of an external drive or need something compact.