MEC: 8x Blu-ray Burners for Apple Mac
MEC Technologies, announced that it has begun shipment of the MEC 8x Blu Internal Recordable Drive for Apple Mac Pro and Power MAC G4 and G5. 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.
MEC Blu-ray Internal Recordable Drive is compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media including DVD-R/RW + Dual/Double Layer, DVD-RAM, and CD-R and CD-RW. The MCE Technologies Blu-ray Internal Recordable Drive includes a 25GB Blu-ray rewritable (BD-RE) disc.
- All-in-one recorder designed to offer the widest possible burning compatibility
- Archive up to 25GB on single-layer or up to 50GB on dual-layer Blu-ray media
- Write movies, music and data to 4.7GB DVD media or 8.5GB double-layer/dual-layer media
- Tray-loading mechanism installs in 5.25" drive bay
- 4MB cache buffer
- Buffer underrun protection
- Type: Internal
- Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
- Data Buffer: 4 MB
- Loading Method: Power Tray
- Mounting Orientation: Horizontal or Vertical
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.25 x 5.75 x 1.63 inches
- Warranty: 1 year
The drive is natively compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher and can record directly from the Finder without needing additional software. You can create Blu-ray movie discs using the drive with separate software such as Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro and Roxio Toast 10 Pro, though the Mac currently lacks the technology needed to play back store-bought Blu-ray Disc movies.
MCE also offers a version specific to 2009-era Mac Pros and an external recorder equipped with USB 2.0 and external Serial ATA (eSATA) connections.