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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend an internal Blu-ray burner?

Our company authors a lot of DVD's and we would like to start outputting our masters to Blu-ray. Can anyone recommend an internal Blu-ray burner? I'm new to Mac so not sure if its like Windows were any of them will install and work lol

I was looking at these but cannot tell if they are Mac friendly
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...asp?CatId=3636

My system is
Mac Pro
Processor 2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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Our company authors a lot of DVD's and we would like to start outputting our masters to Blu-ray. Can anyone recommend an internal Blu-ray burner? I'm new to Mac so not sure if its like Windows were any of them will install and work lol

I was looking at these but cannot tell if they are Mac friendly
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...asp?CatId=3636

My system is
Mac Pro
Processor 2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Any standard internal should work fine - just verify the internal connectors if you have PATA or SATA.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Any SATA optical drive will work just fine. Including Blu-ray. I haven't researched which ones or better than the others so maybe someone else could recommend a good burner.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the replies. Do I have to open my tower to figure if its SATA or PATA? Or would I know that cause one would have cost me more than the other when I bought this machine lol
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Thanks so much for the replies. Do I have to open my tower to figure if its SATA or PATA? Or would I know that cause one would have cost me more than the other when I bought this machine lol
It should tell you in System Information I would think, but you could open the case and if it is a wide ribbon cable it is PATA and the narrow/smaller connector is SATA. I am in Windows right now so I can't look but IIRC you can look under Disc Burning and it should reference PATA or SATA.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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Such a great help Thank you!

Here's what I have listed

HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH80N:

Firmware Revision: PL04
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose File > Refresh Information
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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Do I have to open my tower to figure if its SATA or PATA? l
Apple switched to SATA optical drives for 2009 and later MPs. Judging from what you got is a 12-core (2x2.4Ghz) MP, it should have a SATA drive. You should find your DVD drive under the section of SATA in your system information.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Let's face it there are times when we need an optical drive... I love Mac's, but hate that the direction going forward is to skip the internal drive. Like many, I feel Apple is forcing us to consume media via iTunes... which works well, but sometimes you still need the stinkin' optical drive to do work!!!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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I have one of the LG kits for Mac Pro from this site:
http://eshop.macsales.com/search/internal+blu+ray

Got it over two years ago now, and it's still great. They have good options.
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