updated 06:50 pm EST, Wed January 26, 2005
8X SuperDrive PB upgrade
MCE today reduced pricing on its 8X DVD-Recordable slot-loading internal SuperDrive upgrades. The SuperDrive upgrade for PowerBook G4 (all models) and Power Mac G4 Cube systems (already with a SuperDrive or CD-R/RW-DVD-ROM combo drive) has been been lowered from $300 to $250. Pricing for systems with either a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM only drive has been reduced from $350 to $280. The upgrade includes Double Layer (DL) support for recording up to 8.5GB of data at up to 2.4X speed on a single side of DVD+R DL media. The MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade writes to standard DVD-/+R media at 8X speed, to standard DVD-/+RW media at 4X speed, and to 8.5GB DVD+R DL media at 2.4X speed. In addition, it integrates aa 24x/24x/24x CD-RW mechanism as well as reads DVD-ROM discs at 8X speed.