Internal Blu Ray drive for a 2009 Mac Pro

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  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

    Plutonius

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    I would like a list of recommended internal Blu Ray drives to put in my 2009 Mac Pro from someone who has done it. Also, what additional hardware / cabling did you need ?

    Note - I was planning on leaving the superdrive in my Mac and putting the Blu Ray drive in the second front bay.
     
  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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  3. Plutonius, Aug 16, 2014
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    Plutonius

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    Thank you for the info. Do you recommend the Pioneer 209 over the LG ? Also, the 209 is $64.49 at amazon vs $83.99 on the site you listed. Do I need the more expensive one on the site you listed (specifically says Mac Pro) or will the same drive from Amazon also work ?

    What 3rd party solution do you use to play Blu Ray disk in your drive since Apple doesn't support it ? Do you rip your Blu Ray disc using handbrake or MakeMKV ?
     
  4. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    I simply used that shop as it is OWC who are well known for Mac Upgrades. So if they sell it then will work in a Mac.

    However I just bought my 208 here in the UK. I am not aware that OWC do anything to the drives, so just get the model number and if can buy cheaper elsewhere then I would do so.

    I use MakeMKV to rip the Bluray then Handbrake to put into H.264 format to import into iTunes.

    I don't watch BluRay on my Mac itself but via the ATV3.
     
  5. lexR macrumors regular

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    I'm currently using LG's version here:

    LG BD Burner

    with a few software downloads like
    [​IMG]
    makes a good use of the drive. I'm sure there are better out there but this fill my needs
     
  6. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Please check your PM inbox.
     
  7. ilandmac macrumors member

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    Got this one from OWC :

    LG DVD/CD 'Super-MultiDrive' Internal Serial-ATA Optical Drive : Kit for 2006-2012 Mac Pro models - up to 16X Blu-Ray, 24X DVD+/-R, up to 8X DVD+/-RW, Up to 16X Dual Layer +/-R DL Burner.

    Does the job perfectly. Cost was 82 $ US.

    Beware. OWC did sell DVD drives that really screwed up the OS. Don't ask how
    I know...

    ilandmac
     

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