Recommend a USB Blu-ray drive for Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AVR2, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    I want to hook up a USB Blu-ray drive to my Mac mini HTPC (2009 model, OSX 10.6.8). It only needs to read, not write. Can anybody recommend something that definitely works? Googling seems to suggest that some drives don't work on OSX.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I have the Samsung drive mentioned in the post directly above. It works well and needs only a single USB connection (unlike some drives which require a Y-cable that uses -2- USB ports...)
     
  3. AVR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, I've ordered the updated version of that drive.
     
  4. pr0230 Suspended

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    Me Too..

    +1
     
  5. Adonys macrumors regular

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    I thought apple didn't support blue ray, will they work on osx ?
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Apple doesn't support blu-ray but, with 3rd party software like Mac Blu-ray Player one can watch blu-ray discs on a Mac.
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    You can also use makemkv to watch BR discs.
     

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