updated 05:40 pm EST, Thu February 15, 2007
OWC Superdrive upgrades
Other World Computing today announced today Superdrive optical drive upgrades for all Mac computers, including Mac Pro, 15-inch PowerBook G4 Titanium ($70), all versions of the "Aluminum" PowerBook G4 (12-, 15-, and 17-inch models, $70); iBook G4 ($80), PowerMac G3, G4, G5; iMac G4; iMac G5 ($120), Mac Mini ($100) G4 Cube ($160) and eMac. OWC says it offers the newest, fastest, and quietest SuperDrive technology from Pioneer, including 16X DL SuperDrive DVR 111D to read and write DVDs, CDs, and Dual-Layer DVDs with an up to 8.5GB capacity per DVD Dual Layer disc at speeds of 8X; Up to 4.7GB capacity per DVD at 16X; and CDs of up to 700MB at 40X. The upgrades, the company says, are compatible with Apple iLife, Roxio Toast, NTI Dragonburn, and other CD/DVD authoring applications. In addition, OWC offers professional installation services for internal installation. The Superdrives are available immediately from OWC priced starting at $30 (drive-only) or as part of a variety of software and media bundles.