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Enlightened
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Registered: ‎02-13-2010
Location: Bangladesh
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About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

I am confused about the customization page of W510. Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive.

 

Can it write/record blu-ray disc? There is no explanation or no other device to select. If it can write/record blu-ray disc then it is ok.

 

If not then how can I add a blu-ray recorder/writer in my customization? There is no option to select such device there.

TheDude
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Re: About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

The blu-ray drives have disappeared from the option screens. When I bought my T400 it was available for an extra $400 or something. No idea if it will be back.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
Enlightened
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Re: About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

Price is not a matter. I am willing to pay $400 more. But want the bly-ray recorder.

TheDude
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Re: About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

A W500/T500 blu-ray drive should work (with a shim from 9.5 to 12 mm thickness). Lenovo does not have them at the moment, but there sohould be some in the pipeline someplace.  Personally, I'm looking at a firewire external one. eSATA would be even better.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
TheDude
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Re: About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

It looks like this one is available from Lenovo in the US at least:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?...

 

It should work, but needs a shim to fit correctly. It would be a good idea to x-check compatability.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
Archie13
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Registered: ‎02-26-2010
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Re: About W510 Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive

According to the W series feature page, these laptops come with blueray drives. But what I've seen and experienced from Lenovo lately I'll only believe it until I actually see it

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