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poloponies
Jul 21, 2010, 09:00 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/plextor-ships-px-b120u-usb-powered-blu-ray-drive-for-100/



nwcs
Jul 21, 2010, 09:36 AM
Looks cool. Wonder when we can buy one?

gkarris
Jul 21, 2010, 01:32 PM
Cool - thanks for the heads up.

These BR USB drives will be popular - especially if you're using an ugly PC and want to hide it somewhere and just run this out to the shelf.

Oneness
Jul 22, 2010, 06:48 AM
So, would this drive work on a MacMini running Snow Leopard? I looked at the specs and the only OS they list is Windows (7/XP/Vista).

eawmp1
Jul 22, 2010, 07:05 AM
But SL still won't support BluRay DVD playback. :rolleyes:

Oneness
Jul 22, 2010, 10:04 AM
But SL still won't support BluRay DVD playback. :rolleyes:

True, but I was looking at it just to rip BD disc not play them. So....would it play nice with SL?

davige
Jul 22, 2010, 06:25 PM
Could this be added to play Blu-rays thru an AppleTV USB port with patchstick or aTV Flash USB enabled?

KennyW
Jul 23, 2010, 08:01 AM
True, but I was looking at it just to rip BD disc not play them. So....would it play nice with SL?

Yes, you can use MakeMKV to rip BluRay disc in SL.

You can also run Bootcamp to use PowerDVD in Windows 7 for playing BluRay.