Best slot-in Blu-ray combo to mount in a iMac 27"?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gianly1985, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    A lot of people is ranting about the lack of BR drive in new iMacs.

    Actually, it's easy to mount a standard 12.7mm SATA slim slot-in BR combo (read BR, write DVDs) or even a BR burner in a iMac.

    So I was wondering....what's the best (best quality/price ratio) slim BR combo drive? Pioneer? Sony? Plextor? What model?

    (I'm speaking about COMBOs because I think that BURNERs are too expensive and useless for most people)
  2. CharlesPDX macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
  3. libertyforall macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2006
    Same question, but for a 17" MacBook Pro Mid-2009?

  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    thing is though you would have to boot to Windows to watch BR movies.
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    Dell actually has the nicest ones i've seen

    Sorry for the above thought you meant external.
  6. davegregory macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2009
    Burlington, Ontario
  7. CharlesPDX macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    Too true. That's the real Big Bag o' Hurt.
  8. gianly1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    So Panasonic are good....

    What about Sony Optiarc BC-5600S? It's about the same price of the Panasonic combo.....

    For playback, on OSX I think that VLC should work fine (only for the video stream, no Menù or special content, but who cares after all)....I think I read about it somewhere....
  9. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    You sure about needing to boot into Windows to use a BR drive? I direct your attentions to Final Cut Pro Tech Spec page listing a BluRay drive as, well a requirement for burning blu ray discs. Not a shocker, but clearly represents at least support, no?

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