How to Rip & Transfer DVD to Hard Drive on Mac/Windows

Posted by Bella Brown to DVD Ripper| Last Updated on Dec.4, 2018

DVD is still the choice of movie buffs for its high quality content. But the things with DVDs, as with all kind of optical media, are that they are pretty easy to damage; take up enormous amounts of space; are restricted sharply to play with DVD player or DVD drive. To avoid these, why not rip DVD to hard drive and keep the originals out of sight? Transferring DVD to hard drive will get rid of any DVD damages and scratches, save a great many of room space, get your DVD movies classified and above all allow you to watch DVD movies on Mac/PC, Apple TV, smart TV, iPhone iPad Android devices.

Given this, the only issue comes with how to digitize DVD collections to hard drive. This article will show you an easy guide to copy and transfer DVD to NAS (network attached storage device), media server, USB drive SD card or any other external hard drive.

Best DVD Ripper to Copy DVD to Hard Drive

A superb DVD ripper is essential to rip DVD to digital formats and transfer to hard drive. And there are a number of software available that will let you rip DVDs with ease. I prefer MacX DVD Ripper Pro, the best DVD ripper in my mind, for the simple reasons that its easy-to-use interface,compatibility for Windows and Mac, blazing fast speed, significantly the powerful DVD decrypting and ripping ability. To be specific, it allows you to:

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[Tutorial] How to Rip DVD to Hard Drive (USB Drive, NAS, SD Card, Media Server etc.)

Step 1: Load DVD Disc, VIDEO_TS Folder, or ISO image.
Free download the DVD ripper for Mac (or Windows if you're running a PC) and launch it. Insert DVD to drive and click "DVD Disc" icon to load your DVD files.

Step 2: Select An Output Profile.
Choose any digital formats or profiles you desired to backup DVD to hard drive. With 350+ preset profiles, you're able to convert DVD to the internal hard drive of Macbook Pro/Air, PCs, iPhone iPad Android mobiles etc. for watching; or rip DVD to H.264, MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI etc to save DVD movies on external HDD like USB Drive, NAS, SD Card, Media Server etc.

Step 3: Start DVD Ripping.
Press "RUN" button to start ripping DVD to digital copy for transferring DVD to USB hard drive. The process will be accomplished 2-4 times faster than any other best DVD ripper for Mac if you enable Intel QSV hardware acceleration to rip DVD to H.264 codec on Mac.

After the fast DVD ripping process, you can transfer DVD to Mac, iPhone iPad Android and Windows gadgets for limitlessly playback. But since most iOS users are tired of the clunky iTunes to transfer videos or any other media files, MacX MediaTrans provides a smarter way for file managing and transferring files on iOS.

Note: The software developer calls for copying or ripping DVD to hard drive on Mac and Windows under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

The Most Popular External Hard Drive to Save DVD Movies

Well, you got to know how to move DVD to external hard drive following the guide above. But if you don't have a great hard drive, you still cannot accomplish DVD to hard drive transfer smoothly. So here I'd like to share you the most popular external hard drives applied in different situations.

SanDisk Dual-Connector Flash Drives

Free up memory on your mobile device with a compact flash drive that can also plug into your computer without an adapter.

LaCie Porsche Design 1TB Mobile Drive

This sleek, silver portable hard drive can match style and match pace with your Mac, connected with USB-C cable and USB adapter.

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Hard Drive

This hard drive is an all-in-one backup solution, boasting immense storage capacity for your photos, movies, music, games and other files.

Drive Upgrades for Game Consoles and Gaming PCs

Easily expand your game library past the limited capacity in your PS4 or Xbox One with a hard drive. It boosts your game loading indeed.

SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Internal Solid State Drive

This solid state drive gives your laptop a performance boost with quick startup times, rapid data transfer and spacious storage.

WD My Passport 1TB Portable Hard Drive

This compact, portable hard drive offers ample storage space at an affordable price, and stows away easily in your laptop bag or at your desk.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec 4, 2018

Best DVD Ripper to Rip & Transfer DVD to Hard Drive

MacX DVD Ripper Pro, the best DVD ripping software solves how to convert and transfer DVD to hard drive, media server, nas, USB flawlessly for a better storage or limitlessly watching on Apple TV, HD TV, Mac/Windows, iPhone iPad Android.

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