Purchased the Panasonic UJ267 from macsales. I got it to work and installed it...but some things to consider if you are planning on dong this...
I am sure by now (2019), most are forgetting about wanting to do this since apple has discouraged using CDs, DVDs and Blurays in light to market their streaming and cloud options, but for those who might still want an internal Blu-ray drive in their 2009-2012 Macbook pro's, here is some information:
1. The blu-ray drive comes covered with a vinyl type of tape and the sides have a foil type of tape that if you remove it, it voids any warranty for the drive.
You will have to remove it if you want to put in the MacBook pro and will void any warranty. This is strategic by macsales so you don't return the drive if you mess up the installation. This is an all or nothing project!
2. The drive is the correct size to fit in the MacBook Pro, but you will need to modify it...so...when or if you do this, ONLY buy this from macsales if you are willing to take the risk. This is an all or nothing adventure. If you mess up, you eat the $117 etc. costs.
3. You will have to remove the top case of the blu-ray drive and replace it with the old DVD top case of the drive that came with you MacBook Pro. This is the only way to secure the drive in the drive bay of the laptop since the MacBook pro's DVD drive has a custom top. See link how to do this.
4. Before removing the top of the drive, you will need to cut or remove the tape or foil that secures the case together. Also, remove the white QA sticker, for under it is a screw (did not see and bent the case a little - but fixed it). Of course macsales put that label over one of the screws so when you have to take the top cover off, Once doing this...Goodbye to your warranty on the drive
5. I put electrician tape again around the drive to replace the tape that I had to cut on the sides after unscrewing the top cover. If anyone knows I should not do this, please let me know.
I do not think the heat in the laptop will melt the electrician tape since the tape is designed to be around heat stuff, but please correct me if I am wrong. I do not want any sticky tape stuff melting and going on any components etc.
6. Follow these links to remove and install the drive. Note
: the macsales installation video makes it look easier than it seems.
The wires that have to be moved to get to a screw WILL unattach a connector that is not detached in the video, so be very careful about sliding the connector back into place. You will know what I am talking about if you do this.
7. Drive works for blu-ray disks that are writeable well. For factory created movies disks, sometimes it froze my system (16GBs, SSD & on El Capitan), but most of them work. I bought the drive mostly for making blu-rays, so not a deal breaker for me.
Installation generally not too hard, but you probably need to be experienced with this stuff. I have done it for years, so no big deal for me.