Monday, July 7th 2008

MCE Releases Blu-ray / HD-DVD Drives for Macs

MCE Technologies released MCE Drive, which allows Mac users to read, write and print labels on optical discs.

The drive can read and write up to dual-layer Blu-ray discs at 2X speeds for BD-RE, 4X for BD-R. It can read BD-R at 6X and BD-RE at 2X speeds. The drive can read HD-DVD at 6X speeds. All DVD and CD reading and writing formats are supported. The drive comes with Toast 9 Titanium as an option for $100 extra.

This drive comes in two major variants, the external drive which connects using Firewire or USB 2.0 for use by all Mac users, or the internal drive version for Mac Pro and Power Mac users. The external drive sells for US $750, and the internal drive for $500.

Source: MCE
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3 Comments on MCE Releases Blu-ray / HD-DVD Drives for Macs

#1
timta2
And of course with Toast 9 on a Mac you can use just about any Blu-ray burner. You can buy cheaper Blu-ray burners. You can also use these drives on a PC. There is nothing special about this product that allows them to work on a Mac.
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Wile E
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by: timta2
And of course with Toast 9 on a Mac you can use just about any Blu-ray burner. You can buy cheaper Blu-ray burners. You can also use these drives on a PC. There is nothing special about this product that allows them to work on a Mac.
As is usually the case with peripherals targeted at Macs. The exception being gfx cards for the most part.
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jbizzler
It is special.

Most PC Blu-Ray drives (if not all) use SATA. Mac Pros still use PATA for their optical drives.

Other than that, nothing special. Also, please note that these will still not play Blu-Ray movies on Mac OS X due to licensing, but they will play in Boot Camp as advertised.

Also, this has been out for a while. It's not new.
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