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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zorahk, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    a 9.5mm slot loading slimline sata blu ray drive?

    I want to swap out the drive in my macbook pro...but...
     
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  3. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you can get a blue-ray driver for a Mac though. So even if you were able to install it, you would probably not be able to get it to work.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm curious what you want to do with Blu-ray that you can't already do with hard drives. :)

    Oh, it works. My internal BD-RE/HD DVD-ROM drive is recognized by my MacBook Pro. HD DVD and Blu-ray movies show up on the Desktop. They just can't be played.

    HandBrake can even READ from them... but they can't be ripped. :p Oh, well.
     
  6. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    FastMac.com sells Blu-ray drives/burners for the older macbooks and powerbooks so I assume its only a matter of time before they release a SATA version
     
  7. yegon macrumors 68020

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    When the price of BD blanks comes down a bit I'll definitely be after an external burner that'd hopefully work with my mbp. Not fussed about playback, that's what HD mkv's are for :)
     
  8. chenderson2 macrumors member

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    Make Blu-ray disks from iMovie HD to play on your laptop or on an external Blu-ray player hooked up to an HD TV.

    I was hoping this latest version of the MacBook Pro would have that feature. Apple says no and they don't know when or if they will.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The idea is to use the iTunes library synced with an Apple TV.
     

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