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EEichCT
09-17-2015, 07:54 PM
I'm interested in upgrading my GL551JW optical drive to Blu-Ray R/W.
What model Blu-Ray is my best bet? I was considering the LG BT30N.
I'm looking for something that will work with the existing face plate.
Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks,
-EEichCT

aeolisio
09-17-2015, 09:14 PM
The specs say the 551 already has a blu-ray drive. The bt30 does have a removeable bezel so it should work with your bezel assuming you have space for a 12.7 and not a 9.5 it should fit but im pretty sure the 551 has a 9.5 height drive in it.

EEichCT
09-18-2015, 01:56 AM
Thank you for your reply, but...
The GL551JW specs do not show Blu-Ray... nor does my laptop play or write them.
Still looking for guidance.

toronto699
09-18-2015, 02:14 AM
take the drive out and see what the size is and buy a BD drive the same size . some drives come with BD DVD player and writing software most do not . U will need BD software and player. could not find any disassembly videos from google

aeolisio
09-18-2015, 04:17 AM
Thank you for your reply, but...
The GL551JW specs do not show Blu-Ray... nor does my laptop play or write them.
Still looking for guidance.
I cant make it any easier then you removing a single screw and measuring the current drive. Seriously thats like less thean the time it takes you to post a reply.
http://rog.asus.com/376092014/g-series-gaming-laptops/g551-upgrade-guide/
unscrew the screw the line points at and pull it out to measure it
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It will most likely measure 9.5 like i said so you will need to find an 9.5mm height blu ray drive that you want to install.

EEichCT
09-18-2015, 01:23 PM
Thank you. That's some good info.