updated 03:45 pm EDT, Mon May 16, 2005
iBook SuperDrive upgrade
MCE today announced an 8x DVD-Recordable slot-loading for both the 12-inch and 14-inch iBook G4, available for $200. In addition to recording to both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW media at up to 8x speed, the MCE 8x SuperDrive includes Double Layer (also called Dual Layer) support and can record up to 8.5GB of information at up to 2.4x speed on a single side of DVD+R Double Layer media. The MCE 8x SuperDrive upgrade with Double Layer support is available for immediate delivery. In addition, it writes to standard 650MB (74 minute) and 700MB (80 minute) CD-R media at up to 24x speed, writes and rewrites to standard CD-RW media at up to 24x speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x speed, and reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24x speed.