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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Blu-Ray Burner for Macs (External/Internal)

Apologize in advance if there is a similar thread going around.

I'm sure that there are a number of us hunting for a compatible blu-ray burner for our Macs. Price is definitely an issue for many of us, but so are the specs. I'm seeking advice from the experts and the experienced ones as to which Blu-ray burner would suit me best. As I'm a wedding videographer; I don't need too many copies to be burned at once (by "once" I mean per client). I have come across many different brands that I will post below - have a look at them and tell me what you think.

BTW: I need it for my Mac Pro (external or internal) but I will post burners for all macs.


DIGISTOR:
External Blu-ray Burners via USB 2.0 for PC and Mac by DIGISTOR

FASTMAC:
FastMac | Product - Blu-ray Drive Upgrade for your Mac

AMEX:
AMEX | Portable Blu-ray Super Multi Drive for New MacBook

MCE:
MCE Internal 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac

LACIE:
LaCie - LaCie d2 Blu-ray Professional BD-R, BD-RE Drive

These are the ones that I have found so far, If i have missed anyone please don't be shy to add them. Your advices are much appreciated.

Thank you
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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Blu-ray burners have been out for quite a while...and completely Mac compatible. Here you go.

SuperDrive Internal Optical Drive Upgrades for Apple Macs - DVD-R/RW, DVD Dual-Layer, Blu-Ray, CD-R/RW, & More Optical Drive Performance Upgrades

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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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Thank you Alec, appreciate it.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #4
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I have a pioneer in my mac pro, it works like a charm with toast 10. just make
sure to remove the front bezel before installing it.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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I have a pioneer in my mac pro, it works like a charm with toast 10. just make
sure to remove the front bezel before installing it.
I have the exact same setup. Works perfect.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 03:27 AM   #6
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we offer the Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray burner.

We have it available in an external kit along with Roxio Toast 10 Pro for $349

We also have it bundles with FCS3, CS4 and a bunch of other cool stuff

Videoguys Specials - Blu-ray bundles for Mac

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Old January 7th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #7
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I am running the 205 with the external enclosure via USB. Has anyone used the esata connection and experienced better results?
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Which is the cheapest?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:32 PM   #9
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I installed an internal Panasonic BDR-205 in a March 09 Mac Pro 8 core running Snow Leopard. The burner would disappear in System Profiler after awhile. It was also not there after a restart. Shutting the machine down and have a cold boot fixed it for awhile but then it would disappear. My solution was to never have any drive sleep in Energy Saver. I contacted Panasonic support and their response was they have not plans to support Mac.
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