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Is there an internal blu-ray drive for macbook pro yet?

17310 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 1:52 PM by Phlac RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • paplop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Macblurayplayer doesn't work with the most recent bluray discs like "Life" (the new BBC documentaries in bluray) etc.


    Has for months that I write to customer service but without solving anything ... and this is not due from my hardware configuration (I'm even bought a new recorder).


    Since Macblurayplayer, besides all the crap that makes, use the internet connection for downloading various data, I think that there is some trouble with different countries (I'm italian that is not a "core" country). I think.


    Macblurayplayer is not the solution, is the bad end of a drama.

  • Mick_M Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jordy1, I'm thinking of putting a slot loading bluray drive into my 2.4GHz C2D mid-2010 mac-mini. When I run the System Profiler I see that the optical drive uses ATAPI, yet the drive you referred to is SATA. Obviously I'm not to clear on my hardware details, but don't ATAPI and SATA things have different connectors?

  • Jordy1 Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    Hi Mick_M


    Yes you are correct I installed a SATA BluRay drive. I think I posted a link to the one I got on eBay and they are still available.


    I will happily stand corrected, but I believe ATAPI is the driver that allows your Mac to talk to a SATA interface, on older Mac's I think it was a PATA driver that allowed it to talk to an IDE interface. So ATAPI isn't hardware, it's software. That's why you Mac is showing an ATAPI interface.


    Weirdly just yesterday I whacked in a 480Gb SSD (Blinding deal on Amazon £240) and it's given it a real punch in speed.


    Good luck with your install, the only niggle I had was swaping the thermal sensor from the DVD drive to the BluRay one. I had to use some electrical tape to make sure it stuck in place. Worked a treat and the Mac Mini works brilliantly.

  • Phlac Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Actually, this one at Digistor is pretty sweet, it's also compatible with the new quad-layer discs: 



    I've also had no problem watching blu-ray movies using the blu-ray player for mac available at


    I don't know if apple's internal disk burning software will work with this, but I know Toast does.

  • Phlac Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    actually, ignore the uj-265 - that's for my imac.  The one for a Macbook Pro is the UJ-267

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