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Trying to find an enclosure for an internal blu ray drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by djamnyc, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. djamnyc

    djamnyc Thread Starter

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    I would like to purchase a blu ray burner but all the externals out there seem to be a bit pricey. I was thinking that there has to be a way to build your own. I have a lacie D2 enclosure that i could use to put in the drive but i dont know if the blu ray connections will work in there. Any ideas or suggestions? i am treading in uncharted territories over here and have no idea where to begin.
    i have a macbook pro which i think would be capable of playing the discs and burning. i also have a pentium 4 HT PC with a Ati Radeon x300 videocard. i would be basically using this setup to burn and not play. would it make a difference? can i burn the disc even if my videocard cant support it? Sooo clueless!!!
    HELP!!! Please!!:eek:
    Thanks in advance for any response back.
    Anthony
     
  2. TekTime

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    You can purchase a 5.25 drive enclosure, there are many specially made for internal Blu Ray drives. Your computer's ability to burn a blue ray disc will not be affected by your video card, but by your hardware; especially your CPU.
     
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    djamnyc Thread Starter

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    so u think a pentium 4 can do it at all? will it take forever? or should i use the macbook pro?
     
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    A P4 is more than capable of writing a blue ray disk. It is only data and the transfer rate to Blue Ray is lower than that to a disk.
     
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