Have anyone tried putting a Blu-ray into an external MBA Superdrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by T'hain Esh Kelch, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    I am thinking of trying this mod, if it possible to open the MBA superdrive - I'll know when my 2011 Mac Mini arrives.

    I seem to recall finding a guy who once did it, but Google didn't help me very much.. :(
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    ummm, just get an external blu-ray drive?

    no voiding of warranties involved
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch thread starter macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    If I had wanted an ugly setup, I'd made a hackintosh with an off the shelf cabinet..
     
  4. 65535 macrumors member

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    Buy a G-Drive and modify the case to accept the Blu-Ray components and preferably a slot load Blu-Ray drive.

    Even if you could open the MBA Drive, I doubt highly you'd find a Blu-Ray drive that would fit properly.
     
  5. SwedeMac macrumors member

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    Why not use the Mac Pro cabinet to build your hackintosh :D
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch thread starter macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Sorry, I find it pretty ugly.. ;)

    Well, Apple found a way to fit something in it.. :p But that is why I want to know if anyone has tried it out.
    The MBA Superdrive is going to sit with a 2011 Mac Mini that I just ordered, for a Plex mediacenter.. I don't think the misses would prefer a Mac Pro next to the TV in the living room. ;)
     
  7. SwedeMac macrumors member

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    This one's pretty slick. Perhaps you could even move it's internals into the MBA portable superdrive shell. System requirements say it supports "Mac OSX 10.5.2 (or later)"

    Amex portable BR Super Multu Drive
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch thread starter macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Wow, that actually looks nice! But, the price.. :S
     
  9. SwedeMac, Jul 23, 2011
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    SwedeMac macrumors member

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    I know.... $200 + for a BR read only.... that's almost Apple territory :p especially considering the sleek slot loading version is up one hundred f*ckn bucks from the pretty ugly tray loading version. Seems like they not only stole form factor but also the revenue strategies of Good Ol' Steve.
     

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