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Seek suggestions for blu-ray replacement drive for T500

#1 Post by James1138 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 am

In 2019 I am planning to replace the DVD player/burner that came pre-installed on my T500 Thinkpad so I can watch blu-ray movies. For me... it is far cheaper than buying a whole new Thinkpad and far easier than moving all my stuff to the new laptop. I started shopping online and see several possible options such as UJ262 Blu-ray BD-RE Writer Drive for Lenovo Thinkpad T500 T510 .
My question - is there a recommended model/type blu-ray drive for the T500? I already updated my BIOS to the most recent official version on my T500 - but is there anything else I may need to do after the swapout? I am running Devuan (Debian 9 /Linux variant but without systemd) - hardware drivers appear already installed on the T500.

Thanks in advance.
James
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Re: Seek suggestions for blu-ray replacement drive for T500

#2 Post by CrazyTPFan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 pm

I think there all the same so, you should be fine with whatever bluray drive you buy.
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