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MCE External 16X Blu-ray + DVD-R/RW Dual/Double Layer "SuperDrive" with USB 3.0 Interface (w/Mac Blu-ray Player SW) / Mfr. No.: BD16XEXT

MCE External 16X Blu-ray + DVD-R/RW Dual/Double Layer
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Vendor: MCE Technologies
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Blu-ray Disc (BD) technology, with its ability to record to 25GB single-layer, 50GB dual-layer discs, 100GB triple-layer, and 128GB quad-layer Blu-ray media is the next generation in optical disc storage and MCE Technologies has brought it to the Mac. In addition to writing to 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer Blu-ray discs and up to 128GB BDXL discs, the MCE Technologies 16X Blu-ray External Recordable Drive is compatible with all DVD and CD recordable media including DVD+/-R/RW + Dual/Double Layer, DVD-RAM, and CD-R and CD-RW. The MCE Technologies 14X Blu-ray External Recordable Drive includes a free 25GB Blu-ray (BD-RE) rewritable disc.

  • All-in-one recorder designed to offer the widest possible burning compatibility
  • Read and record Blu-ray media at up to 16x speeds!
  • Author hi-def Blu-ray videos using optional Roxio Toast, Adobe, or Apple Final Cut software
  • Archive up to 25GB on single-layer or up to 50GB on dual-layer Blu-ray media
  • Author movies, write music and data to 25GB and 50GB Blu-ray media, 4.7GB DVD media or 8.5GB double-layer/dual-layer media
  • Watch commercial Blu-ray movies right on your Mac with the bundled Mac Blu-ray Player Software.
  • 4MB cache buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable


  • Type: External
  • Interface: USB 3.0 (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Data Buffer: 4MB
  • Loading Method: Power Tray, Horizontal or Vertical Loading
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 184 X 57 X 250mm (7.25" x 2.25" x 9.9")
  • Warranty: 1 year

Read and Write Support

Media Write (max) Read (max)
BD-R (Single Layer/Double Layer/Triple Layer & Quad Layer) 16x/12x/6x 12x/8x/6x
BD-RE (Single Layer/Double Layer) 2x/2x/2x 8x/6x/6x
BD-ROM (Single Layer/Double Layer) N/A 12x/8x
DVD-RAM 5x 5x
DVD-R (Single Layer/Dual Layer) 16x/8x 16x/12x
DVD-RW 6x 12x
DVD+R (Single Layer/Double Layer) 16x/8x 16x/12x
DVD+RW 8x 12x
DVD-ROM (Single Layer/Double Layer) N/A 16x/12x
CD-R 48x 48x
CD-RW 24x 40x
CD-ROM N/A 48x
M-Disc 4x 12x


  • All Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac mini, or iMac from 2006 or later. For Mac with a PowerPC (G4 or G5): 1GHz or higher running Mac OS 10.4.x thru Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • Included Mac Blu-ray Player Software Requires 2GB RAM and 2.4GHz (or higher) Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or any speed i5 or i7 processor
Package Contents
  • External 16X Blu-ray Recordable Drive
  • USB Cable, eSATA cable
  • (1) 25GB Blank Blu-ray Re-writable (BD-RE) Disc
  • Mac Blu-ray Player Software with One Year License. (Enables full Blu-ray playback for one year upon activation of the software.)
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