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|MBP owner report on Express34 SATA card w/SATA LG Blu-Ray drive|
"Mike, In response to the request for suggestions on Blu-Ray /Writer case combinations (in yesterday's news). I couldn't wait for the newer GGW-H20L but have the GGW-H10N which is the 1st Gen Blu-Ray/HD Combo drive. I installed mine in the Cooldrives OPT525-EXTE case and use the 2 port eSATA Express card also from cooldrives, the combination works very well. The cooldrives case is a bit bulky but at the moments there aren't many cases to choose from. I have used a variety of Sony and Maxwell BD-RE/R media with toast and have had 100% successful burns using my Macbook Pro 10.5/2Ghz/2Gb. Burned disks including Divx movies encoded with toast also work fine in my PS3.
I have VISTA ultimate installed on my bootcamp partition and can confirm that this combination also runs well using PowerDVD Ultra. I do occasionally get choppy video with Blu Ray discs when I have tried to watch a movie, this maybe due to VISTA drivers, I only have one HD/DVD movie which I didn't notice any problems with. I also tried to use this drive with XP under Parallels connected via USB2 but didn't have much success, probably would fair better with a clean install of XP.
Overall I am happy with Expresscard/Drive/Case combination.
Lime Design - Graphic & Print Solutions"
I've also added the above to the page of MacBook Pro owner reports on Express34 Cards and as a drive db report.
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|Mac Drive Upgrades/Compatibility Database Updated|
|The Mac Drive/Storage Upgrades Database had 3 more reports added in the last 24hrs. Current total - 16,334. (Searching by drive type/brand, mac model etc. listed below will show the full reports, most recent first)
- Expresscard SATA connected LG GGW-H10N (1st gen Blu-Ray/DVD/HD-DVD) used w/MacBook Pro (OS X 10.5.1)
(includes notes on Toast and Boot Camp/Windows BR Movie use, drive in SATA ext. case)
- USB (USB to SATA adapter) LG GGW-H20L. (6x max BR write, 16x max DVD writes, 40x max CDR writes + HD-DVD Player) used w/MacBook Pro (OS X 10.5.1)
(added yesterday from news post - includes notes on some issues seen)
- IDE Western Digital WD2500BEVE 250GB in (AL) PowerBook G4 (OS X 10.4.11)
(includes notes/links on take-apart)
You can read full reports (latest shown first) by searching the database by drive/brand/interface/mac models (the latest reports are shown first in searches). The database includes reports on Optical Drives (Blu-Ray, DVD, CD/CDR, etc.), Hard Drives, Tape drives, Removable media (ORB, ZIP, MO drives), NAS (Network Attached Storage), in all interface types (IDE, SATA, Firewire, SCSI, USB, adapters).
If you've added/upgraded a drive in your Mac send me the details (drive info/speed rating/mac model/OS used, etc.). Note: Please use the drive for at least a week before reporting on it and test for booting from Disc with internal Optical Drives (as well as burning discs). Thanks.
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