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MCE ships Blu-ray drive for Mac Pro, PM G5

updated 02:05 pm EST, Wed January 24, 2007

Blu-ray drive for Mac Pro

MCE Technologies today announced that it is shipping a user-insertable internal Blu-ray recordable drive capable of recording up to 50GB of data onto a dual-layer Blu-ray disc for Apple's Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 systems. The MCE Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive is pre-configured for the Mac Pro and Power Mac G5, and includes Roxio Toast 8 Titanium software. Utilizing a blue-violet laser for reading and writing Blu-ray write-once and re-writable 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. The drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac G5 with Toast 8 Titanium is already shipping for $700.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Gorloth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    $50 a disc

    Insane, Id rather carry data around in a portable 750 Gig FW drive than carry 15 disc's at $50 a pop. When they get to $7.50 a pop perhaps then but not till. Remember how expensive Verbatim DL DVD's were. They can be had at under $2 now. Theres always a steep price for new technology...oh wait it's not new, just an evolution of red laser DVD.

  1. misterdna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Gorloth, do you like Blu-ray or not? Yes, very expensive now, yes it will be cheaper in later years (I think we all know the drill after watching CD and DVD media prices evolve). BTW, Froogle lists 25 GB discs at $12-$18 and 50 GB discs at $28-$40.

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