external Blu-Ray writer for MAC??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AeroBar, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    hi,

    I had been considering getting an external Blu-Ray burner for backing up iPhoto, iTunes etc. - if I found a cheap one.

    but I cannot find any Blu-Ray writers that specify MAC compatibility.
    how can I know for sure?

    cheers.
     
  2. Aron Peterson macrumors member

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    All of them are compatible. Also, use Toast 10 for advanced burning.
     
  3. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    thanks for responding.
    but, what do you mean by "advanced burning"?:confused:

    regards
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    "the ability to burn at all"

    You can't burn Blu-ray with straight OS X, so none are listed as compatible.
     
  5. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so I won't be able to use iTunes back up option at all?

    I'd have to Toast to copy those files?
     
  6. Aron Peterson macrumors member

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    Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

    All Blu-ray burners work as a standard CD and DVD burners under iTunes and the Finder. To burn to Blu-ray discs you will need Toast until OS X supports native Blu-ray burning.
     
  7. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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