Software is also included allowing the playback of both Blu-ray and HD DVD movies using the MCE 6X Blu-ray Recordable Drive and a Mac Pro running Boot Camp with Windows XP or later installed. The MCE 6X Blu- ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac starts at $499.00 and is available for immediate shipment.
"The 6X Blu-ray Recordable Drive is the most advanced superdrive we’ve ever shipped and can record to over twelve different types of media," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "The drive is the fastest Blu-ray recorder on the market, a very fast DVD and CD recorder, can playback HD movies, and can create DVD and CD labels using LightScribe technology."
Fitted with a blue front tray-bumper to distinguish it from ordinary optical drives, the MCE 6X Blu-ray Recordable Drive ships with all jumpers and settings pre-configured for the Mac Pro and Power Mac G5. The drive can record to 25GB single-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R media at 6X (27MB/sec), to 50GB dual-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R media at 4X (18MB/sec), and to 25GB and 50GB rewritable BD-RE discs at up to 2X (9MB/sec). It is also fully compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media on the market today and can record to standard DVD±R media at up to 16X (22MB/sec) speed, to DVD±R DL (Double/Dual Layer) media at up to 4X speed, to DVD+RW at up to 8X speed, to DVD-RW at up to 6X, to DVD-RAM at up to 5X speed, to CD-R at up to 40X (6MB/sec), and to CD-RW at up to 24X speed.
The MCE 6X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac includes an installation manual, software for playback of Blu-ray and HD DVD movies in Boot Camp, and a 25GB BD-RE rewriteable disc for $499.00, with optional Toast 9 Titanium with HD/BD Plug-in for $599.00, or with Adobe Premier Pro CS3 with Encore for $1,295.00. More information may be found on the MCE website.