Fastmac today announced its 2X Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade for Apple’s PowerBook, iBook and MacBook Pro computers. The new slimline, slot loading drive uses the “fastest & most compatible” Blu-ray mechanism available to provide up to 50 GB of storage on one disk, without sacrificing compatibility with standard DVD and CD recordable media. Fastmac’s Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade is scheduled to ship within 30 days and is available for pre-order from the company’s Web site for a special introductory price of US$999.95. Each drive carries a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.