External Optical Drive For New Trashcan Mac Pro [Retro]

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There’s something very ironic about an optical drive for the upcoming space-shaped [1] Mac Pro, like adding a fax machine to an iPhone. Better still is the fact that it’s not just any old optical drive, but a bag-of-hurt Blu-ray drive. And best of all is that this USB-connected optical drive is shaped to fit neatly underneath the Mac Pro as if it wasn’t there.

Apart from its colossal Death-Star-Like power, the big selling point of the trash-can Mac Pro is it’s expandability. You get a couple of zillion ports around back to hook up any and every peripheral and drive you might need. Of course, while we were all assuming that video folks would be stuffing these ports full of RAID-configured SSD drives for ultimate speed, the folks at NuMac took one look at this future-gazing Mac and thought it needed ~2006 technology.

The drive is at least made from aluminum, and can burn Blu-rays up to 6X, DVDs to 8X and CD-Rs (remember those?) up to 24X, letting you turn your multi-thousand-dollar purchase into the ultimate DVD player. Hell, why not by a stack of these things and turn the Mac Pro into a jukebox?

Price? $149. Ha. A-haha. Hahahahaha. Oh hoho hahaha.

Source: NuMac

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  1. Space-shaped is the shape of the future.  ↩