Thinking about buying blu-ray burner. Is it time?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nemesis_256, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. nemesis_256 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2004
    I'm looking to buy a fairly inexpensive blu-ray burner, such as this one:

    My first question is..Is this even going to work on my Mac Pro? I know about software requirements such as Toast, but are there any other limitations?

    Also, is it even "safe" to buy blu-ray yet? Is the format here to stay? Is it still growing enough to wait a year or two?
  2. Thezez macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2005
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I think it's safe to say blu-ray will be around for a while, the other discussed formats are quite a while away (HVD)

    I'm personally waiting for Apple to support blu-ray (10.5.6?)

    EDIT: Btw, I don't think that will work with a Mac Pro, as it uses a SATA connection, whereas as far as I know, the Mac Pro still uses ATA for optical drives

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