Blu-Ray burner?

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  1. saliwok

    saliwok Notebook Enthusiast

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    Seriously considering ordering one of these beasts.

    One of the reasons I'm hesitating, though, is the absence of a blu-ray burner.

    Any of you folks know if the reader can be swapped out for a burner?

    I'm guessing that because this is a slot-load, I'm probably stuck, but I have to ask.
     
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    i wonder if the MATIAS$$A BD-RE UJ235A BD-RE burner tht i got with my R2 will swap into one
     
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    I had a blu-ray burner in my R2. pulled it out and made it an external drive ao i could put a 1TB drive in
     
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    Did you put those burners in or did Dell?
     
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    OEM Dell but they were interchangeable from R1<>R2
    maybe if we check out the M18x service manual and compare R2 service manual there maybe answers!
     
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    Hi there,
    I asked Dell rep and he confirmed that Blu-ray is also Blu-ray Burner.
    I guess we will find out soon. My EDD is 6-2-11 and I am interested in Blu-ray Burner capability.
     
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    Curious that they wouldn't mention that the BD is a burner in the tech specs.

    Let us know what you get.
     
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    Now that a few systems are landing, are any of you able to tell if the BD drive can burn BD as well?
     
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    I'm scoping out buying an M18x now.... their site specifically says blu-ray READER.

    "Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)"

    I've seen the M17x's in the past, prolly in the R2 days, that had advertised, specificlly, a BR burner.

    I think Dell would be smart and offer what is available. For them to 'say' it is a reader, when it will really do writing too would be lame on their part.
     
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