Can I replace my internal Dvd drive with an internal Blu-Ray?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by inrefrto, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. inrefrto macrumors newbie

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    Can I replace my internal Dvd drive with an internal Blu-Ray and use Toast?
    I have an iMac 27" i17 (previous year)
     
  2. rj86 macrumors member

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    Yes, Toast will burn Blu-Ray since v7.

    For ripping Blu-Ray there is a utility you can buy called Pavsomething.

    No way to playback Blu-Ray properly in OS X currently.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That may be true, but I don't believe there is a drive that exists that will fit in the superdrive slot. Try USB instead.
     
  4. rj86 macrumors member

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    ^^ What he said, sorry, I didn't read carefully enough! :rolleyes: :D
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Just go external. Cheaper, faster, easier to find and no taking apart your entire iMac.
     
  6. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    I think the short answer is no, you can't replace the internal drive. If you want to burn, perhaps a Firewire 800 drive would do it (I wouldn't recommend USB2 for burning, though others may have other opinions).

    OWC will also install a SATA port which would give you great transfer speeds for burning.
     
  7. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    USB 2 has more than enough bandwidth for burning.

    Hooking up a burner to eSATA is silly. A burner that burns DVDs at 24X speed wont go any faster than 24X no matter what the connection.
     

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