FW400 enclosure for Blu-ray burner?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by seveej, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. seveej macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    Hi all,

    I have a LaCie FW400 enclosure (pic), containing a Samsung DL-DVD -burner.
    I was wondering whether it would accept a BD-burner as well.
    There are two reasons I'm less than sure:
    - Is FW400 enough for BD-burning? Would it be a bottleneck?
    - The enclosure is PATA (as is the current optical unit). It should have enough enough room for an IDE-SATA adapter, but will it work?

    TIA & RGDS,
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    Hard to say if it would work but certainly FW should be fast enough for bluray. Most bluray enclosures are USB2.0 anyway which is close to FW400 speed. A SATA/PATA adapter on ebay is pretty cheap if you have to throw it away but the bluray drive will cost bit if it is not used.

    Also you might want to research the use of bluray on OS X. It is not supported well in terms of watching bluray movies from an optical disk. Coding them to MKV with say mkvmaker is not so much of an issue though.

    I'd think twice about the whole excercise.

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