Jump to content

Retrospect 6.1 and blu-ray

Recommended Posts

I am trying to get Retrospect 6.1.230 to use 25GB Blu-ray discs on MacOS X 10.4.11 - Pioneer BDR-209M.

I realise that this is an ancient OS and version, but that's where we're at.

In an earlier post (2007) jweisbin indicated use of a similar setup.

Here is where I am up to now:

Retrospect didn't recognise the drive, but asked to insert my proposed media to test (so it could write a new .rdi, one supposes).

So I stuck in a BD-R (25GB), which it seemed to write to, eject and insert several time, before telling me that it now recognised CD-R!?

It then asked for other media, and I gave it a DVD+R. Same process, but this time it properly recognised the DVD+R type.

Continuing, I gave it another BD-R, which it rejected stating that it did not recognise the media.

Is there a way to configure Retrospect 6.1 to recognise BD-R - preferably including 2/3/4 layer discs too, if that is possible? Can I edit the existing .rdi file - I can see that it is a fairly simple XML file, but don't know the inputs to use. Or what is it that jweisbin is doing that I am missing?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

On pages 31-35 of  the Retrospect Mac 6 User's Guide, there are instructions for "RECORDABLE AND REWRITABLE DISC DRIVES". 

The Storage Device Compatibility lookup says there are no Pioneer Blu Ray devices that are currently compatible.  I don't know whether there were any in the past.

cbum made this post in October 2012.  The rest of that thread is worth reading.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...