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Fastmac to offer 2X Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple laptops

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2007 12:04 User comments (4)

Fastmac to offer 2X Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple laptops Fastmac has announced that they will begin selling the first and only 2X Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple laptops including iBooks, PowerBooks and MacBook Pros.
The drive is slimline and the Fastmac site gives these specs for the new drive, "supports reading, writing and re-writing to single and dual layer Blu-ray media at up to 2x speeds. The drive is also compatible with standard DVD and CD media and can write to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 8x speed in single layer and up to 2.4x speed in dual/ double layer mode. It can rewrite to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 4x speeds. The drive also supports DVD-RAM reading and writing at up to 5x speeds and standard CD-R and CD-RW burning at 8x speeds."

The upgrade will be available within 30 days and will have a $1000 USD price tag.

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4 user comments

16.10.2007 12:51

i'm waiting on the blank media prices to drop before i even think of gettin a hd burner not a big sony fan seeing as they are drm freaks so HD will probably be the up side but nice to see new drives being made for the foramt war......

26.10.2007 19:44

Are you serious? They can only manage 8x cd burning on a $1000 drive.

36.10.2007 20:37
vinny13
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What about the iMac you SOBs! lol

No but really, don't make me go all the way downtown to break my warranty just because you overprice everything that you're supposed to buy when you get the computer. Like come on. Now I have to get everything unsoldered and solder in some new stuff! For dirt cheap >:)

418.10.2007 16:50

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Fastmac has announced that they will begin selling the first and only 2X Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple laptops including iBooks, PowerBooks and MacBook Pros.
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he upgrade will be available within 30 days and will have a $1000 USD price tag.
The burn speed and the price tag has to change before this can really be an option for anyone. 2X for a blu-ray disc will take ages.

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