updated 07:35 am EST, Wed November 11, 2009
AMEX kit gives new minis BD burning
AMEX Digital today put out an internal Blu-ray drive upgrade kit for owners of current generation Mac minis. The slot-load SATA drive gives the Mac the option of burning Blu-ray discs in apps that support it as well as reading Blu-ray media at up to 4X speeds; although Macs can't yet play Blu-ray movies directly, AMEX suggests using VLC to load the raw video files. Boot Camp gives access to regular movie playback.
The Hong Kong-based company makes the kit available for $199 US but doesn't provide the installation or software by itself. It recommends Mac users run Roxio Toast 9+ for burning and a movie editing tool like Premiere Pro CS4.