MCE Technologies has begun shipping its new 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Pro and Power Mac, starting at $399. It is natively compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later, although Mac OS X does not support the viewing of store-bought Blu-ray movie titles at this time. Nevertheless, the drive can burn Blu-ray discs at up to 8x speed, DVD+-R media at up to 16X and CD-R media at up to 32x.
With Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later, you can record directly from the Finder without needing additional software. Creating Blu-ray discs required third-party software such as Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro and Roxio Toast 10 Pro. MCE also offers a version specific to 2009-era Mac Pros and an external recorder equipped with USB 2.0 and external Serial ATA (eSATA) connections.