Install Blu-Ray DVD unit in MBP ?

drsox

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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.
 
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David085

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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.
 

drsox

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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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