• Overview
  • Tech Specs

Blu-ray LogoRead or Write Virtually Any Disc and Format!
(Blu-ray™ Discs, DVDs, and CDs)

Sonnet’s RackMac mini makes rack-mounting your Mac mini simple, but our Blu-ray Burner for RackMac mini makes adding an optical drive to your system just as easy. Installed securely next to your computer inside the RackMac enclosure, Sonnet’s Blu-ray Burner for RackMac mini supports all of your burning and playback needs—single- and multi-layer Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs are supported. This slot-loading optical drive connects to and is powered by a USB port for operation—no external power supply is required—and all the necessary hardware to install it is included.

Key Features

Adds a Blu-ray Burner to Your Mac mini—Installed next to your Mac mini in a RackMac mini enclosure, this slot-loading optical drive/bracket solution provides support for Blu-ray, DVD, and CD optical discs

Supports Most Optical Disc Formats—Supports single- and multi-layer media

Easy Installation—Installs next to computer inside RackMac mini with provided mounting hardware


Features BD-R XL Support for 100GB and 128GB Recordable Blu-ray Discs

The Blu-ray Burner for RackMac mini can read and write to single-, dual-, triple-, and quad-layer BD, DVD and CD discs; and can read BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM discs. This unit enables you to archive, back up, and retrieve files, as well as play music and movies(1) through your Mac mini.

Blu-ray BDXL Storage Comparison Chart

Greater Backup Storage Capacity Compared to CDs or DVDs

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See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
Part No.  
RACK-MIN-BDRW Discontinued
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor Optical drive
External Connectors One USB 2.0
Operating Temperature O˚ C to 45˚ C (32˚ F to 95˚ F)
Blu-ray Drive
  • BD-R/XL/RE
  • CD-R/CD-RW
Blu-ray Movie Playback Software Sold separately
Blu-ray Burning Software Sold separately
Boot Support OS X from DVD
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Blu-ray burner optical drive
  • Mounting bracket
  • Mounting screws
  • USB cable
  • Documentation
Disc Formats Supported
Media Write Read
BD-R (25GB SL/50GB DL) 6x (25GB)/
6x (50GB)
6x (25GB)/
6x (50GB)
BD-R XL (100GB TL/128GB QL) 4X (100GB)/
4x (128GB)
4X (100GB)/
4x (128GB)
BD-RE (25GB SL/50GB DL) 2x (25GB)/
2x (50GB)
2x (25GB)/
2x (50GB)
BD-RE XL (100GB TL) 2X (100GB) 2X (100GB)
DVD-RAM (Bare Disc) 3-5x 3-5x
DVD-R (Single Layer/Dual Layer) 8x (SL)/6x (DL) 8x (SL)/6x (DL)
DVD-RW 6x 6x
DVD+R (Single Layer/Double Layer) 8x (SL)/4x (DL) 8x (SL)/4x (DL)
DVD+RW 8x 8x
DVD-ROM N/A 8x (SL)/8x (DL)
CD-R 24x 24x
CD-RW 16x 24x
CD-ROM N/A 24x


Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Mac Compatibility

Mac mini or Mac mini with OS X Server [mid-2010 (4,1) through late-2014 (current 7,1)]

OS X 10.6.8+

OS X El Capitan compatible

Recommended Compatible Software

Adobe Audition

Adobe Premiere/Encore

Apple DVD Player(2)

Apple iTunes

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Apple GarageBand

Apple Logic Pro X

Apple iDVD

Charismac Discribe

DVDFab Blu-ray Creator for Mac

Leawo Blu-ray Creator for Mac

Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player

Roxio Toast

Technical Notes

  1. Software for Blu-ray disc burning and Blu-ray movie playback sold separately.
  2. Apple's DVD Player application requires a code modification described in FAQ 850.

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