January 23, 2014 in Hardware (E)
[prMac.com] San Dimas, California - MCE Technologies (MCE) announced today that it has begun shipping the first-ever internal Blu-ray recordable drive for MacBook Pro. The MCE Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive for MacBook Pro can record high definition video and data to 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB Blu-ray recordable discs and it can playback commercial Blu-ray movie titles directly on the MacBook Pro with software included with the drive. In addition to recording and playing high capacity Blu-ray media, the drive is also a full-fledged SuperDrive and reads and writes all CD and DVD media. The Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive is compatible with all models of MacBook Pro released since late 2008 with a built-in optical drive. The drive has a retail price of $199.00 and is available for immediate shipment.
"We're thrilled to be first to market with an internal Blu-ray recordable drive designed specifically for the MacBook Pro," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "The drive allows for on-the-go authoring of high definition movies to Blu-ray disc using software such as Final Cut Pro as well as allowing for the playback of commercial Blu-ray titles using the included Mac Blu-ray Player software."
The MCE Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive for MacBook Pro can record data and video to high capacity 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R media at 6X (27MB/sec), to 100GB triple-layer write-once Blu-ray BD-R XL media at 4X (18MB/sec), and to 25GB, 50GB, and 100GB rewritable BD-RE discs at up to 2X (9MB/sec). The drive includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray movies natively on the Mac. Commercial Blu-ray movie playback requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.0GHz, or faster, and at least 2GB of RAM. The drive is compatible with Apple's DVD Player application for the playback of DVD movies as well as with Finder Burning for burning Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and CDs at the Finder level. The drive is bootable and is fully compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media on the market today and can record to standard DVDR media at up to 8X (11MB/sec) speed, to DVDR DL (Double/Dual Layer) media at up to 4X (5.5MB/sec) speed, to DVDRW at up to 6X speed, and to CD-R and CD-RW media at up to 24X speed.
The MCE Internal Blu-ray Recordable Drive for MacBook Pro is available immediately for $199.00 and includes installation instructions, an installation toolkit, a rewritable Blu-ray Disc, and Mac Blu-ray Player Software. More information can be found online at the MCE Technologies web site.
MCE Technologies is a leader in the development of innovative storage peripherals and accessories for the Apple Macintosh platform and markets a wide range of Macintosh related products and solutions to distributors, dealers and end users. MCE is based in San Dimas, California and can be reached by telephone at (800) 5000-MAC (800-500-0622) in the U.S. or at (909) 599-3105 internationally. More information about products by MCE Technologies can be found on the the MCE Technologies website. Copyright (C) 2014 MCE Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.