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What luck have folks had in getting bluray burners to work in a MacPro? Specifically, using a current Leopard OS.

I gather most successes have been with patched Tigers, but I'm not interested in pursuing an OS downgrade.

My one experiment ended up being a fiasco. I bought an LG GGC-H20L drive. First I put it inside, using a SATA to IDE converter. Drive only gets recognized as a CD drive. Then I took it out, mounted it in a box with a USB to SATA converter. Absolutely no better: I've got a CD burner only!

So finally I ripped it out and put it into a Windows PC. It works, but it's not a Mac.

 

So I would like to make something work in the MacPro. Any help?

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LaCie has a nice deal on a refurbished USB2 Blu-Ray burner right now. Was it Toast that only recognized the drive as a CD drive?

 

A good resource for drive compatibility info is xlr8yourmac.com. If you don't find what you're looking for in the drive compatibility database on that site, ask Mike (the site developer) for leads and he'll try to help.

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What luck have folks had in getting bluray burners to work in a MacPro? Specifically, using a current Leopard OS.

I gather most successes have been with patched Tigers, but I'm not interested in pursuing an OS downgrade.

My one experiment ended up being a fiasco. I bought an LG GGC-H20L drive. First I put it inside, using a SATA to IDE converter. Drive only gets recognized as a CD drive. Then I took it out, mounted it in a box with a USB to SATA converter. Absolutely no better: I've got a CD burner only!

So finally I ripped it out and put it into a Windows PC. It works, but it's not a Mac.

 

So I would like to make something work in the MacPro. Any help?

hello , i have Lacie external blu-ray burner ( they only make one model ) and it work great with Toast , and also i have sony (originally from custom build PC) but i sold the pc and keep the sony ( i put in the old xbox 360 hddvd player case ) via usb and it also works perfect

 

and i have macpro , like You .

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What luck have folks had in getting bluray burners to work in a MacPro? Specifically, using a current Leopard OS.

I gather most successes have been with patched Tigers, but I'm not interested in pursuing an OS downgrade.

My one experiment ended up being a fiasco. I bought an LG GGC-H20L drive. First I put it inside, using a SATA to IDE converter. Drive only gets recognized as a CD drive. Then I took it out, mounted it in a box with a USB to SATA converter. Absolutely no better: I've got a CD burner only!

So finally I ripped it out and put it into a Windows PC. It works, but it's not a Mac.

 

So I would like to make something work in the MacPro. Any help?

 

I know the Buffalo Technology Blu-ray/HD DVD combo drive and their Blu-ray writer work with Toast without any strange hacks.

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Mac OS also does not recognize it as bluray.

 

LaCie has a nice deal on a refurbished USB2 Blu-Ray burner right now. Was it Toast that only recognized the drive as a CD drive?

 

A good resource for drive compatibility info is xlr8yourmac.com. If you don't find what you're looking for in the drive compatibility database on that site, ask Mike (the site developer) for leads and he'll try to help.

 

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There is a discussion about installing LG drives in Mac Pro here:

 

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?m...87

 

I was able to successfully install LG GBW-H20L on my Mac Pro using following procedure:

 

http://www.echenique.com/2008/06/mac-pro-s...-ray-howto.html

 

I've successfully burnt single and double layer DVDs, as well as BD-R and BD-RE. I'm on Leopard and currently using Toast 9. (Probably will get Toast 10 soon.) Drive is also recognized by Windows XP/Vista instances on VMware Fusion.

 

Good luck.

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I know the Buffalo Technology Blu-ray/HD DVD combo drive and their Blu-ray writer work with Toast without any strange hacks.

Hello,

 

I noticed your comment on the buffalo Technology BlueRay/HD DVD combo drive. The drive is only suppose to work with windows. I am trying to get my Buffalo HD-DVD and Blue Ray burner to work on either my G5 Quad or my Mac Book Pro, Intel version 2 dual core. I have had no success. I had purchased the Toast 9 and got the Blue Ray update. I also purchased Toast 10 Pro to see if this software worked better. If you could please let me know about this issue I would appreciate it. I can also be reached at royaltysir@yahoo.com. Thanks.

 

Best Regards,

 

Mark

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Hello,

 

I noticed your comment on the buffalo Technology BlueRay/HD DVD combo drive. The drive is only suppose to work with windows. I am trying to get my Buffalo HD-DVD and Blue Ray burner to work on either my G5 Quad or my Mac Book Pro, Intel version 2 dual core. I have had no success. I had purchased the Toast 9 and got the Blue Ray update. I also purchased Toast 10 Pro to see if this software worked better. If you could please let me know about this issue I would appreciate it. I can also be reached at royaltysir@yahoo.com. Thanks.

 

Best Regards,

 

Mark

 

Hmm... I can't comment on the G5 Quad, but I use this drive on both my Mac Mini running Leopard as well as my MacBook Pro (Core Duo version). It was a simply plug and play job - no hacks or even rebooting.

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