can my macbook burn and or write bluray

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tbluhp, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I want to buy a blu ray recorder/writer (external USB 2.0) will it be able to work with my macbook?

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB71.0039.B0E
    SMC Version (system): 1.60f5
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You may need some 3rd party burning software, but it is capable of burning blu-ray on external drives.
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    what burner is a good fit for my mac but not over $100?
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    If you don't mind it in blue this one can be had for $59 after rebate:

    Personally though USB powered ones can be a bit hinky on a MB/MBP, as they have low power USB ports. I'd opt to one that has an external power supply but that'll probably put you a touch above your budget.
  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
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    that one from newegg dose not write blu ray?
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

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