MCE Portable USB 3.0 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Writer for Optical Drive-less Macs

February 18, 2015 in Accessories (E)

[] San Dimas, California - MCE Technologies (MCE) announced today that it has begun shipping the MCE Fovea Extreme 3: A portable, lightweight, USB 3.0 slot-loading optical drive that allows access to all Blu-ray, DVD, and CD optical disc formats on Macs with no built-in optical drive. The Fovea Extreme 3 can read and record data and high definition video to 25GB, 50GB, 100GB, and 128GB Blu-ray recordable discs, as well as M-Disc Blu-ray media.

Included with the drive is Mac Blu-ray Player software, allowing the playback of commercial Blu-ray titles in high definition directly on the Mac. In addition to playing and recording Blu-ray media, the drive plays and records all DVD and CD formats as well. The Fovea Extreme 3 measures only 5.6 x 5.9 x 0.75 inches and weighs in at only 11 ounces. It retails for $119.00 and is available immediately.

"We're pleased to be able to provide an economically priced, portable USB 3.0 drive that allows Macs that ship without a built-in optical drive the ability to read and create every type of optical media in use," stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE. "We've found the majority of Mac users still prefer keeping hard copy collections of their favorite CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray movies; and professional photographers and videographers, among others, continue to distribute their work on physical DVD and Blu-ray discs that their clients can hold in their hands and save. The Fovea Extreme 3 provides full access to all this optical media on the Mac for viewing, editing, distributing, and further archiving."

The Fovea Extreme 3 connects to a single USB 3.0 port on the Mac, for all data and power needs, using the included USB 3.0 cable. It is also backwards compatible with Macs with USB 2.0 ports. The Fovea Extreme 3 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 and 128GB quad-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 is also compatible with M-Disc 25GB Blu-ray discs, designed to be able to last 1000 years, for permanent storage and archival of important photos, videos, and documents. The Fovea Extreme 3 includes Mac Blu-ray Player software for the playback of commercial Blu-ray movies directly on the Mac in high definition. The drive works 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, can install software and applications, and is also 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.

Pricing and Availability:
The MCE Fovea Extreme 3 ships for $119.00 (USD) and includes a user's guide, a blank rewritable Blu-ray Disc, USB 3.0 cable, and Mac Blu-ray Player software. More information may be found at MCE Technologies online.

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) 2015 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.


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