updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed September 29, 2004
16X internal \"SuperDrive\"
MCE Technologies today began shipping its is now $100. The 16X "SuperDrive" upgrade writes at up to 16X speed to 4.7GB DVD-R and DVD+R media and up to 4X 4.7GB DVD-RW and DVD+RW media. In addition, it integrates a 32x/24x/40x CD-RW mechanism as well as reads DVD-RAM discs at up to 2X speeds and reads DVD-ROM discs at up to up to 16X speed. The upgrade requires a Power Mac G3 or G4 (and runs with iDVD on those systems running Mac OS 10.2 or later). The drive is bundled with Roxio's Toast Lite software and two pieces of 8X DVD-R media.