Can my MBP Write on a Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TimJim, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    i am thinking about getting Toast Titianium 8 and it says under the product description that you can write backup media (movies/pics/music) to a blu-ray disk (50gb or something). but my question is can my MBP really write a blu-ray disc?

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    thanks in advance
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, it cannot. Not without a Blu-Ray writer in it. Or an external.
     
  3. jamesybsu macrumors regular

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  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I think OWC sells an external BRD but its like 700 bucks.
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    ya but I would just stick with dvds for now, at least until bluray drives come down in price
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    you can get a writer for under $500 and put it in an external enclosure. price of the drive plus the price of the media (about $20/disc) isn't really worth it. just stick to DVDs or external hard drives.
     
  7. NateNateNate macrumors newbie

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    But how an I gonna burn my 1080p 10GB copy of 300 I just downloaded! haha

    The price should be down to around $200-$300 by next christmas so just wait it and all will be good :)
     
  8. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Well the MBP has a dual layer burner, can't a dual layer hold 10GB?
     
  9. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    The actual number is more along the lines of 8GB for a dual layer.
     
  10. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    Fastmac has a slot loading blu-ray drive for the MBP like $800 or something cheap like that.

    It can't read movies yet though...
     
  11. hsotnicaM macrumors regular

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    Yeah but can't we dream...wouldn't it be great if Apple made the announcement and said there was a patch to unlock Blu-ray capabilities with the drive that's now in the SRMBPs. Kinda like 802.11n. Man that would be great.
     
  12. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Except I'm sure that someone would have found out about it like they did with the N. Either way, I believe blu-ray would be nice for movies and data storage, but the only way you're going to get it in your Mac is if you have a MP and quite a fair bit of the cash, or a really expensive drive that would fit in a MB/P.
     

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