Actually manufactured by Panasonic, the Lacie D2 Blu Ray Drive looks very cool with all the format logos draped on the disc tray.  Here’s the specs:

  • Writes up to 50Gb on a single dual layer BD-R disc
  • Supports USB 2.0 and Firewire connections
  • Writes at speeds of 4x to 8x with USB 2.0 capping out at 6x
  • Supports BD-RE, DVD+-R, DVD+-RW, DVD+-R DL, CD-R and CD-RW discs
  • Writes data files
  • Plays back BD-ROM, BD-ROM AACS, BD-R and BD-RE discs

Note: Blu Ray playback is currently prohibited by current Mac OSX systems.

Though a hefty price tag at around $450, it won’t come close to all the money you stole from Hollywood.  No street date yet.


Jeff B