updated 12:20 pm EST, Tue March 15, 2005
Other World Computing today announced that its line of Apple-compatible internal and external now allow users to read and write CDs up to 40X and DVDs up to 16X. OWC offers an internal 'SuperDrive' DVD and CD burner for the PowerMac G3/G4/G5, eMac G4, iMac G4/G5, Mac mini, G4 Cube and PowerBook G4. The improved "SuperDrive" feature up to 16X DVD (4.7 GB) burn speeds, up to 6X DVD Dual Layer burn speeds, and up to 40X CD burn speeds. Both its drive-only (for internal installation) and complete external solutions feature software and media. OWC says the drives are compatible with both Apple-branded and third-party software. Internal solutions start at $75, while external solutions with FireWire and/or USB 2.0 ports start at $130.