MCE Ships Fastest, Most Versatile Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac
MCE Technologies, LLC (MCE) today announced it has begun shipment of the fastest and most versatile Blu- ray recordable drive available for the Mac. The MCE 6X Blu-ray Recordable Drive is capable of recording to Blu-ray media at up to 6X, to DVD±R media at up to 16X, to CD-R media at up to 40X, can read HD DVD-ROM media, and is LightScribe compatible. Natively compatible with Mac OS 10.5.2 or later the drive can record data to Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD media directly from the Finder with no additional software required. Professional Blu-ray movies, playable on set-top Blu-ray players and the Sony Playstation 3, can be created with the MCE 6X Blu- ray Recordable Drive using Adobe Premier Pro CS3’s Encore program in conjunction with either Adobe Premier Pro CS3 or Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing software and basic Blu-ray movies can be created using optional Roxio Toast 9 Titanium and Toast 9 HD/BD Plug-in. The drive is user-installable and designed for Mac Pro and Power Mac systems.
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.