updated 03:40 pm EDT, Tue April 22, 2003
MCE Technologies today released desktop and portable DVD-recordable (DVD-R/RW) solutions. The desktop model consists of an external DVD-R/RW FireWire and USB 2.0 drive, while the portable model, named the Lucid-SD, is a slim, sleek, bus-powered DVD-R/RW FireWire drive that weighsless than a pound. The MCE , portable, FireWire bus-powered DVD-R/RW drive writes 4.7GB DVD-R media at 1X speed, and to 4.7GB DVD-RW media at 1X speed. The Lucid-SD portable drive burns standard CD-R media at 16X speed and CD-RW media at 10X speed. Both drives are compatible with iTunes and Disc Burner software, and ship with Toast Lite. In addition, both drives ship with ImageMixer DVD, an introductory DVD authoring software for the Mac. The desktop DVD-R/RW drive is $330, while the portable, bus-powered drive carries is $480.