MCE Technologies, LLC announced on Wednesday that it has begun shipment of The MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for the Mac. This drive is capable of recording to Blu-ray media at up to 8X, to DVD±R media at up to 16X, and to CD-R media at up to 48X.
The drive can create professional Blu-ray movies, playable on set-top Blu-ray players and the Sony Playstation 3 using Adobe Premier Pro CS4’s Encore program in conjunction with either Adobe Premier Pro CS3 or Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing software. The MCE 8X Blu-ray drive is user-installable and designed for Mac Pro and Power Mac systems
The MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive ships with all jumpers and settings pre-configured for the Mac Pro and Power Mac G5. It is also fully compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media on the market.
The MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac starts at $429.00 and is available for immediate shipment. The MCE 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac is $449, for Mac Pro (2009) the price is $429, and external USB 2.0/eSATA is $529 through the company’s Web site.