Build External Blu-Ray drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by northernmunky, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed a rather cheap Blu-ray rewriter drive here . If I fitted it into a CD/DVD external drive enclosure would it be recognised as a Blu-Ray device by MacOSX?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You will need one that has native SATA connector. And go for firewire external connector (not USB only).

    I am pretty sure that you need a third party burning software to recognize the blu-ray. One of those software is Roxio Toast.
     
  3. monkeytap macrumors regular

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    any idea of that price in dollars? sorry im an idiot :D
     
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    In the US you can get a blu-ray burner for as low as $225 on sale (Black Friday I think). But $275 is common.

    Enclosure can be about $50-$60 shipped.
     
  5. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    I've only seen them around $400... got any links?

    Thanks,

    Ado
     
  6. monkeytap macrumors regular

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    yeah, no doubt, links would be great. these drives are mac compatiable? ive only seen the fastmac that is $500+.
     
  7. northernmunky thread starter macrumors 6502a

    northernmunky

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    Probably not the cheapest, but I still haven't seen any external drives for much below £400 (815US). I just saw that one and had a brainstorm, but if I can get that working for half the price... fantastic :D

    I've been interested in this one for some time.. but a bit too expensive just yet.
     
  8. monkeytap macrumors regular

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    what type of interface is needed to externally mount the fastmac tray loading blu-ray drive?

    I want to pick one up and use it on my G4 until I get the new mac pro (any day now!!!!)
     

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