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T61 cannot take a blu-ray burner - why?

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Nomen Nescio, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    There is a "ThinkPad Blu-ray Burner Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive II
    (SATA)", model 43N3230, but it's apparently incompatible with the

    Any idea why?

    "Windows" is required, so I wonder if running linux might enable the
    43N3230 to work in a T61.
    Nomen Nescio, Jan 5, 2013
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  2. I take it you didn't understand the previous answer. The T61 uses an
    older hardward interface to devices, which is why the newer device
    won't work.

    You could look at a usb attached burner.
    Marc Auslander, Jan 6, 2013
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