Can my MBP Write on a Blu-Ray

TimJim

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May 15, 2007
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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
 

fishkorp

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Apr 10, 2006
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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.
 

NateNateNate

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Aug 1, 2007
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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.
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 :)
 

paddy

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Well the MBP has a dual layer burner, can't a dual layer hold 10GB?
 

macjonny1

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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...
 

hsotnicaM

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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.
 

iToaster

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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.
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.