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EZQuest launches 6x Blu-ray drive

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Nov 2008 2:12 User comments (4)

EZQuest launches 6x Blu-ray drive EZQuest has launched its latest Mac-based product, the internal Phoenix Blu-ray Super Drive 6X Rewriter.
The drive can play and record to CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray. 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," says the product page.

To be able to watch commercial Blu-ray or HD DVD discs on Macs however, the company says you will have to use Windows through Boot Camp on your computer.

Write speed for BD-R and BD-RE discs is 6X, HD DVDs is 3X and standard DVDs are 16x.

The EZQuest Phoenix is currently available for both the Mac Pro and Power Mac for $480 USD while a bundled version (with Toast Titanium) is priced at $550 USD.

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4 user comments

15.11.2008 3:28

WHY are they making it compatible with a format like HD DVD? Seems kinda moot....since Blue ray won the format war!

25.11.2008 6:58

It uses alot of the same code. A Blu laser can read it. Why not.

35.11.2008 7:56

Maybe if the HDDVD part was taken out, then the price would come down nicely. :)

45.11.2008 14:10

well the HDDVD part is handy for those building or owning a HTPC to have both formats in one drive...there are quite a few people out there which have both formats and a lot of hddvd movies so it does make sense in that respect.

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