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    Mid 2009 mac book
    Hi there,

    I have just bought my self a Mid 2009 Mac book and would like to upgrade the DVD drive to a blu-ray does anybody know if it can be done and if so where can you buy the drives i am from the UK.
    MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009) and ipad

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    1. Not sure if there are any slot loading drives that will fit

    2. OS X doesn't support blu ray. The only program that I know does is Toast and that is only to burn them.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    1. Not sure if there are any slot loading drives that will fit

    2. OS X doesn't support blu ray. The only program that I know does is Toast and that is only to burn them.
    What about on external Blue Ray devices? If I purchased an external Blue Ray reader/burner which came with it's own software (or even if I had Toast), would OS X support that drive?
    2008 Alum MacBook: 13", 2.4GHz, 4GB, 750GB, Snow Leopard
    2011 iMac: 27", 2.7Ghz QC, 4GB, 1TB, Mtn Lion

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    Toast will work with external blu-ray devices, but again, only to burn and read them. You won't be able to play Blu-ray movies.
    Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Take a look at what Other World Computing has to offer. They sell several Blue Ray burner -players with software that will work on your MBP. I'm not sure of exactly what's supported but you can always call them on their toll free line and speak to a tech support person. They have excellent support for everything they sell.

    Here is the LINK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Toast will work with external blu-ray devices, but again, only to burn and read them. You won't be able to play Blu-ray movies.
    Bummer. I'm in the process of updating my 2008 MB with more storage and Lion. I was hoping to purchase an external blue-ray drive and back up my blue-ray movies to my local drive and watch them on the go.
    2008 Alum MacBook: 13", 2.4GHz, 4GB, 750GB, Snow Leopard
    2011 iMac: 27", 2.7Ghz QC, 4GB, 1TB, Mtn Lion

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