updated 08:35 pm EST, Tue November 4, 2008
Internal Blu Ray drive
EZQuest has unveiled its latest Mac hardware product, the internal Phoenix Blu-ray Super Drive 6X Rewriter upgrade kit. Owners can used the drive to produce their own Blu-ray movies. Recording, rewriting, and playback is supported for Blu-ray, HD-DVD, DVD, and CD formats. The device features a 4MB buffer for writing, and uses integrated buffer under-run protection. Files, folders, movies, or other content can be dragged and dropped directly from the Mac desktop to be written on the 50GB capacity discs.
Due to lack of playback support for Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats on Mac OS, users will have to run their system with Windows through Boot Camp to watch commercial discs. The company claims 6X write speed on BR discs, 3X on HD-DVDs, and 16X on standard DVDs. The EZQuest Phoenix is available for the Mac Pro and Power Mac for $480, while the standard Mac version, bundled with Toast Titanium, is priced at $550. Customers can choose to bundle the Mac drive with Adobe Premier Pro CS for $1260.