updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue June 18, 2002
MCE Technologies today announced an internal 16x10x24x CD-RW drive upgrade for tray-loading iMacs (233MHz-333MHz models). The iCDRW16, designed to replace the iMac's original internal CD-ROM drive, offers compatibility with iTunes and Disc Burner CD-recording software as well as Buffer Underrun protection. MCE says the drive is user-installable, but recommends installation at one of MCE's Authorized Upgrade Centers. The $200 drive, expected to ship on June 24th (according to the press release), includes a one-year warranty; a special version of the drive, which includes Roxio’s Toast Lite CD recording software, is $220.