FW800 fast enough to play blu ray 3d?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cugolfer33, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. cugolfer33 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    I am wanting to build mac mini media server connected to drobo s. I am wondering if I use the spyderhub (esata to fw800) will fw800 be fast enough to play 3d blu ray with an external blu ray player?

    The hub lets you connect esata to it and then use fw800 to connect to mac mini. This follows limitation of fw800 speeds though so will this bottleneck?

    Need to mention I am going to use bootcamp to boot windows 7 and play the 3d blu ray dvd's in windows.
  2. cugolfer33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I don't know if e-SATA us compatible with Firewire (400 or 800) and if the hub will transmit data coming from an e-SATA port via Firewire to another device, but as Blu Rays have a maximum bit rate of 54Mbit/s (=6.75MB/s) and Firewire offers 35MB/S (FW 400) and 70MB/s (FW 800), I presume that transmitting Blu Ray via Firewire (in whatever way you want to accomplish that) is no problem.


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