MCE Announces User-Installable Blu-ray Drives for Macintosh

MCE Technologies, LLC has announced the immediate availability of user-installable, internal Blu-ray optical drives with 50 GB capacity for Mac Pro and PowerMac G5. The announcement came on Wednesday.

Fitted with a blue front tray-bumper to distinguish it from ordinary optical drives, the drives are pre-configured for the Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 and come bundled with Roxio Toast 8. The drives support reading and writing Blu-ray write-once and rewritable 25GB and 50GB single and dual-layer discs. The MCE Internal Blu-ray drive also records to all other standard DVD and CD recordable media.

"We are pleased to be one of the first companies to bring the capacity and convenience of Blu-ray technology to the Mac platform at a reasonable price," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "50GB on a single Blu-ray disc represents a tremendous increase in storage capacity and with it welcome relief to users whose archival requirements have grown exponentially since the advent of recordable CD and DVD media."

The MCE Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 comes bundled with Toast 8 Titanium and a 25GB rewritable Blu-ray disc. It is priced at US$699.00.

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