Blu-Ray AGAIN!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cerbx1, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. cerbx1 macrumors newbie

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    I read many threads on the subject of blu-ray. I did not see one about the LaCie external drive. It runs for about $600. and comes with the software to burn and view.

    Now, does anyone know if there is an internal drive that will fit and run in a MP?

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Take the drive out of the enclosure and put it in your MP. Data discs is all you'll be able to use, movies won't work.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I just received a GGW-H20L that I'll be putting in my Penryn/Nehalem Mac Pro. Blu-ray burning and HD DVD reading, plus the DVD/CD bit. It's designed for internal use, so you don't have to pay extra for the case.

    Got it from NowDirect.com. Great service and phenomenal prices; 10-30% off what you'll find ANYWHERE on mostly anything. If I decide to go third-party for my second graphics card in my Mac Pro, I'm going there. Seriously, I thought it was a scam because the prices were so much lower than anywhere else. My thanks to TEG for setting me straight. My drive was $327 and it runs for $360+ everywhere else that I saw. Got here in two days, as well.
     
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  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    $700 or $327... hmm...

    6x BD-R burning and HD DVD playing... hmm...
     
  6. cerbx1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Viewing Blu-Ray Movies

    Thank you for response. I looked at all the specs on the LG site, and noticed the software included is for Vista. How do you view movies?
     
  7. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    You will have to wait for Apple to update DVD Player to support Blu-Ray. And I believe Sony will not license software Blu-Ray players unless the operating system has certain copy protection features, which OS X doesn't have. So it would probably be an entire OS update (such as 10.5.3 or .4 before we get Blu-Ray movie playing).
     
  8. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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  9. crm114 macrumors member

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    i say get a PS3 - you can play blue ray and a bunch of cool games - i cant stand the console controllers, but what the hell -

    maybe the attached photo is the solution...
     

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