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EZQuest unveils Phoenix internal 6x Blu-ray drive

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So playback is not suppor

    So then playback is not supported. The add miss leads you, then really gives you the bad news about having to switch to Windows to playback, that SUCKS!!!

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Its the fault of the OS, not the drive...

  1. David Esrati

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Embarrassing for Apple adn Steve Jobs, who announced the HD age at a MacWorld about 3 years ago.
    BluRay is the standard now, and for Apple, the choice of digital film makers, not to support it is just wrong.

  1. scruffy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    please hire a writer

    "Owners can used the drive to produce their own Blu-ray movies."

    seriously, is writing on this website being outsourced to a third world country?

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