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Blu-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-06-22, 1:26 AM

Okay, I may be completely out on a limb here but I've gotta ask... What do you think  the chances are of getting Lenovo to agree to install the ThinkPad Blu-ray Burner Ultrabay Enhanced Drive (Serial ATA) into a customized ThinkPad W701 build?

Sure I could have it or maybe something even better installed after delivery or even go with an external optical drive but methinks it would be suhweet if I could get it already installed. And the BR-RE 50 GB DL within the laptop would be a handy capability.

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Re: Blu-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-06-23, 20:31 PM

FYI  Talked w/ sales today, they currently do not include the Blu-ray burner on the build list due to short production supply.  If supplies become readily available they may consider placing it on the build list options.

 

Me thinks I should have posted this in the Options & Accessories Forum.

 

Sorry moderator - my bad!

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Re: Blu-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-06-23, 20:40 PM

no worries.   you posted in the correct location.

 

it does look like the blu-ray drives are in short supply.   sometimes when this happens with a component, the option is pulled from the website to minimize backorders.

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07-22-2009

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Re: Blue-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-06-29, 3:01 AM

Seems Lenovo  = still NOT able to SUPPLY BD writers to its thinkpad !!!

What a Bummber !!!

 

Anyone know when THAT WILL BE available for TP as an option ?

 

FYI= I have bought a EXTERNAL model (non Lenovo) and works great with via my USB port. I had doubts if the Usb2.0 would have enough 'bandwidth' to cater for the added 'data transfer rate' for 50GB write - but seems the "time to cut" is lengthened to 15 mins ........................and am not sure SATA DRIVE ( built in drive) would do any better -faster 'cuts"

 

 

So when will BD writer be available  MR. LENOVO ? 

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04-05-2009

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Re: Blue-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-06-30, 2:53 AM

I picked up a brand new Serial Ultra Bay Enhanced Blu-Ray burner off ebay for $169 and it works great.  There is still 1 available as I post this.  Search on 42T2525 to find it.

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Re: Blue-ray RE in a W701 custom build?

2010-07-08, 1:58 AM

Thanks kneebuster... I'll check it out.:smileywink:

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