Blu-ray drives from OWC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by arreeba, May 29, 2008.

  1. arreeba macrumors newbie

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  2. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    No reason why it wont install or work, OWC sells it specifically for the Mac.

    You won't be able to watch movies with it.
     
  3. Gonk42 macrumors 6502

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    What about under Windows?

    Given a suitable HDCP enabled monitor (such as the Hazro 30 inch) and
    the right software (readily available in Windows) is there any reason
    why you couldn't play films/movies under Windows?

    I don't think that the motherboard/logic board is part of the HDCP chain
    (or is it?)

    I am thinking of such an arrangement. I built a pc for my son with a LG drive that plays both Blu-Ray and HD, connected to a Dell 2408 monitor and it
    works very well but he is off to college in September and will take his
    pc with him.
     
  4. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone installed the Pioneer BDC-202BK Blu-Ray Drive yet? OWC claims that it comes with cables for installation into 2nd optical bay of a Mac Pro system. Is it a simple IDE-to-SATA adapter or it uses extra SATA port on the system board?

    I don't need HDCP, I run VMware + AnyDVD. :p
     

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