Install Blu-Ray DVD unit in MBP ?

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  1. drsox, Jan 24, 2012
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    drsox macrumors 65816

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    Newbie question :
    Can I replace the stock DVD unit in a MBP with a Blu-Ray version ? Are there connection/driver issues ?
    I want an internal drive just for DVD use in Win7 running in Parallels to avoid having to connect up an external unit.
    I know it won't work in OSX, but that's not the objective.

    Thanks.
     
  2. David085 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be available too if it his the right connection there shouldn't be any driver issues at all
     
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    Is there even a drive small enough to fit into an MBP? As far as I know, slim Blu Ray drives (slot loading) are some millimetres too high to actually fit an MBP. What about an external solution? There are dozens available.
     
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  5. drsox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, thanks. I guess external it is.

    Anybody tried to use a Silex USB server with a SATA-USB enclosure ?
    I have a Samsung SATA DVD drive in one of these enclosures.
    If I connect it directly to my MBA then OSX recognises the Samsung DVD unit OK.
    If I connect it to the USB server (other side of the room) that connects through WiFi then OSX only recognises the SATA-USB chipset not the Samsung DVD unit.
    Connection path is :
    Samsung DVD unit in SATA-USB enclosure > USB connection to Silex USB server > Ethernet to Airport Express > WiFi to MacBook Air

    Native Win7 (on a PC) recognises the Samsung DVD OK.
    OSX recognises an Epson scanner connected the same way OK.

    Maybe not a question for this forum - I'll repost on the Peripherals section !
     

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