updated 01:40 pm EDT, Mon June 3, 2002
MCE today announced an internal CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive upgrade for the PowerBook G4 (Titanium) 400MHz/500MHz models. Customers can ship PowerBooks directly to the company as part of its MCE PowerBook G4 Combo Drive upgrade. The company expects upgrade turnaround times of 1-2 business days (not including transit) for the $300 service. The internal, slot-loading drive writes to CD-R media at 8x speed, to CD-RW media at 8x speed, reads CD-ROM discs at 24X speed and reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x speed. It is compatible with both Mac OS 9 and OS X as well as iTunes, Disc Burner, and DVD Player software and is also certified by Dantz Development for Retrospect compatibility.