Blu-Ray R / RW now affordable

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Father Jack, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  2. Fallinangel macrumors regular

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    Seems like this one is only for Mac Pro users! :)
    FastMac offers a little pricier sollution for all macs!
     
  3. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    Only the Hard disks in Mac Pro are SATA, the optical drives use IDE, so some clever cabling would be needed to get it working.


    Bye
     
  4. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Well the MacPro has 6 internal SATA connections and only 4 are currently used. Apple are clearly waiting for something to use them. So maybe Blue Ray/HD DVD isn't all that far away.

    They wouldn't bother with them if they were not going to find a use for them. THey are clearly live because the show up in the system profiler.
     
  5. Father Jack thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Bugg*r, I thought it was too good to be true ... :mad:
     
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    Bugg*r, I thought it was too good to be true ... :mad:

    Sorry G4DP, Your posting arrived when I was writing this, so maybe things are not as bad as I thought .. :)

    Sorry about the double posting as well
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I don't think it's that hard to get a longer SATA cable or a SATA extension cable?
     
  8. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Or throw it into an external case.

    Would Mac OS X even let me watch BR movies?
     
  9. monkeytap macrumors regular

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    nope. not at the moment.

    i might get the fastmac drive and throw it in an external case, see what happens.
     
  10. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Bummer.

    Well, it's not an American site, but there is a LG Blu Ray/ HD DVD combo drive available from Canada Computers for $270. You'll probably be able to find the same drive from an American retailer that's cheaper. I'm not quite sure if it burns or just reads though.
     
  11. monkeytap macrumors regular

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    BIG bummer :mad:

    I'm thinking about either getting a cheap dell or going all out with a new mac pro and boot camping it.

    I think i've seen the american retail version of that drive, about the same price, I can post a link if people are interested. It is only a read drive for hi-def (GGC), the drive originally posted from play.com is a write drive (GGW).
     

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