USB 3.0 Blu-ray Drive for a rMBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ReddestDream, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. ReddestDream macrumors member

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    I have a Retina MacBook Pro coming in (hopefully! :rolleyes:) a few weeks, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a USB 3.0 Blu-ray drive for it.

    I know of several USB 2.0 drives that people have said are compatible with the native software in Mac OS X for burning and reading (not movies!), but, considering USB 3.0 is a new feature on Macs, I haven't found any reviews for USB 3.0 Blu-ray drives that mention Macs.

    Is a USB 3.0 drive worth the risk, or should I just stick with the USB 2.0 ones for now? Does anyone have any suggestions for a particular drive?

    Thanks! ;)
     
  2. Morien macrumors member

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    Usb2 covers all but the fastest of speeds for bluray reading and writing, so keep that in mind when you are looking at prices. no risk in getting a usb3 drive though, but I have no recommendations, sorry.
     
  3. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    If some extra speed is what you're looking for, be prepared to spend about 150-200 for USB 3.0

    Blu ray
     
  4. biohead macrumors 6502

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    May even be cheaper to buy an internal BD drive, and then buy a USB 3.0 enclosure for it?
     
  5. ReddestDream thread starter macrumors member

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    My biggest issue with drives like this is that they are heavy and require external power supplies.

    This was more up my alley, but, of course, it's only USB 2.0. :D

    Any recommendations for drives and/or enclosures?
     

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