Internal Blu Ray for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Christo16, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Christo16 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, looking to add an internal blu ray to my Mac pro, for ripping. Any good cheap ones out there? There are quite a few on newegg for $50-60.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sirobin, Nov 23, 2011
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    [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106326&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Blu-Ray+Drives-_-Lite-On-_-27106326”]This[/URL] is the one I have. Got it at least a year ago and it’s always worked great.

    Edit: don’t know what’s up with that link...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106326
     
  3. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Link doesn't work for me.
     
  4. JavaTheHut macrumors 6502

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  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Ripping = Reading

    There seem to a number of BD drives that don't play 100% nice on the Mac Pro. I have an LG drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136183) and, while ripping perfectly, the drive seeks with a noticeable "click click" every 15 seconds or so if there isn't a disk in it. I recall reading other reports from Mac Pro uses who had identical issues with other brands/models of drives. Make sure the drive you choose doesn't exhibit this behavior.
     
  6. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    My LG does the same thing - I have a junk blank DVD I just pop in when I'm done using it and that shuts it up.
     
  7. cutterman macrumors regular

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    I picked up an LG BH12LS38 bluray writer at Bestbuy as a drop in replacement for the POS DVD drive that came with my mac pro. Works perfectly and does not have the problem noted in phairphan's post.
     

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