Blu-ray drives from OWC

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

  1. arreeba macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
  2. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

    Lord Zedd

    Oct 24, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    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

    Jan 16, 2008
    near Cambridge
    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

    May 20, 2008
    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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