updated 04:35 pm EDT, Mon June 14, 2004
iMac slot-loading drive
MCE Technologies today released an to replace the tray-loading CD-ROM drive in the original iMac (233, 266, and 333MHz, Rev. A-D). The iMac 24X CD-R/RW drive is compatible with iTunes and Finder Burning, is bootable, and includes Roxio's Toast Lite software and complete installation guide. "The new, sleeker slot-loading drive provides the iMac with a more modern look as it replaces the original, antiquated tray-loading drive." The 24x/16x/24x drive has a retail price of $180. MCE says the drive is user installable, or may be installed at any MCE Certified Upgrade Center.