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Item No.: BD6XSLU3-S
Stock Level: Discontinued

Mac Blu-ray Player Software:
Mac Blu-ray Player Full Version 1-Year License (Included FREE!)
Mac Blu-ray Player Lifetime License [+$19.95] (50% off current price of $39.95)
Add Blu-ray Authoring Software:
Extra Recordable Media:
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DISCONTINUED ITEM! This item has been replaced by our Aluminum Fovea Extreme 3 found at this: link.


Sleek and sophisticated, the new MCE Fovea Extreme 3 USB 3.0 Blu-ray/DVD/CD Recordable Drive connects directly to your Mac and allows you to watch Blu-ray titles in all their stunning high definition and magnificence precisely the way they were meant to be watched. The MCE Fovea Extreme 3 also records onto Blu-ray media so once you're finished editing your high definition masterpieces you can record them onto Blu-ray discs and watch them on standard set-top Blu-ray players or record data, images, music, or video onto Blu-ray Discs for distribution or archival purposes. The MCE Fovea Extreme is compatible with ALL Macs with a USB 3.0 port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0) including the iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. At less than a pound, it travels light and fits neatly into your laptop case or any travel bag. It's bootable, great for installing software, and plays and burns Blu-ray (BD) Discs, DVDs and CDs.


  • Watch visually stunning commercial High Definition Blu-ray movies right on your MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iMac and iMac 5K, MacBook Air, Mac mini, or any Mac with USB Port!
  • Includes Mac Blu-ray Player Software for watching commercial Blu-ray* and DVD movies on your Mac!
  • Elegant Slot-loading mechanism, eject button, and activity LED
  • Blu-ray BD-R and BD-RE (Rewritable) Single and Dual Layer Burning!
  • Can burn to Blu-ray BDXL Triple Layer (TL) 100GB and Quad Layer (QL) 128GB BD-R XL and Triple Layer BD-RE XL media!
  • Compatible with M-Disc 25GB Blu-ray discs designed to last up to 1000 years for archiving those important documents and photos!
  • Double and Dual Layer DVD Burning!
  • All-in-one BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL reader/recorder designed to offer the widest possible playback compatibility.
  • Record to Blu-ray media at up to 6x speed, DVD media at up to 8x speed and to CD media at up to 24x speed.
  • Write movies, music and data to 25GB or 50GB Blu-ray media, 4.7GB DVD media or 8.5GB double-layer/dual-layer media
  • 5.8MB cache buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto, Finder Burning, and DVD Studio Pro1


  • Type: External
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Data Buffer: 5.8 MB
  • Loading Method: Slot
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.44 x 5.56 x 0.7 inches
  • Net Weight: 15 ounces
  • Warranty: 1 year

Write Support:

  • BD-R 25GB / 50GB, BD-RE 25GB / 50GB, BD-R XL (TL/QL) 100GB / 128GB, BD-RE XL (TL) 100GB, M-Disc BD-R 25GB
  • DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB, DVD+R DL 8.5GB, DVD-R DL 8.5GB
  • CD-R 700MB (Type 80), CD-R 650MB (Type 74), Multi-Speed CD-RW,CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW

Read Support:

  • BD-ROM (Single & Dual Layer)
  • BD-R / BD-R LTH (Single Layer/Dual Layer)
  • BD-RE (Single Layer/Dual Layer)
  • BD-R XL (Triple Layer/Quad Layer)
  • BD-RE XL (Triple Layer)
  • DVD-ROM & DVD-Video (Single & Dual Layer)
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1 and 2), CD-ROM XA
  • CD-DA, Video CD, Photo-CD, CD EXTRA
  • CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW

Media Write (max) Read (max)
BD-R / BD-R LTH (Single Layer/Dual Layer) 6x (SL) / 4.5x (DL) 6x
BD-RE (Single Layer/Dual Layer) 2x (SL) / 2x (DL) 6x
BD-R (Triple Layer/Quad Layer) 4x (TL) / 4x (QL) 6x
BD-RE (Triple Layer) 2x (TL) 6x
DVD-R (Single Layer/Dual Layer) 8x (SL) / 6x (DL) 8x
DVD-RW 6x 8x
DVD+R (Single Layer/Double Layer) 8x (SL) / 6x (DL) 8x
DVD+RW 8x 8x
DVD-RAM 5x 8x
CD-R 24x 24x
CD-RW 10x 24x
CD-ROM N/A 24x

System Requirements:

  • iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini with USB 3.0 Port (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Mac OS 10.5 thru 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Included Mac Blu-ray Player Software requires: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or Better, or any i5 or i7 processor plus 4GB RAM or more for smooth playback of commercial Blu-ray titles.
Package Contents:
  • MCE Fovea Extreme 3 External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Recordable Drive
  • *Mac Blu-ray Player Software with One Year License. (After free 1st year, purchase of Lifetime License, currently $39.95, required to continue to use included Mac Blu-ray Player software to watch commercial Blu-ray titles.)
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • User's Guide
  • Blank BD-RE Disc

1DVD Studio Pro records to DVD media only. Blu-ray authoring requires additional software such as Toast 12 Titanium with High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in available as a bundle with this drive.

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