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The new MCE 16X DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrade with 8X Double Layer AND Dual Layer Support for the Power Mac G5, Power Mac G4, and Power Mac G3 allows Mac users to author professional-quality DVDs as well as create, store, and share their collections of videos, music and photography. Plus, the fast, highly reliable drives are compatible with most computer and set-top DVD video players and other DVD burners – so video and data DVDs created using these drives can be shared with business associates, friends, and family. And the price is just right at only $59.


The MCE 16X Internal SuperDrive Upgrade with 8X Double/Dual Layer support is the fastest, most technologically advanced optical drive ever created for the Apple Power Mac. Recording at 16X to standard DVD-R and DVD+R media the MCE 16X Internal SuperDrive upgrade is equivalent to the fastest drives Apple offers inside their current Mac Pro towers... in addition, the MCE 16X SuperDrive is the only 16X SuperDrive Upgrade available that supports Double Layer 8.5GB recording feature in iDVD 5 and iDVD 6. (Mac OS 10.4 required). No other SuperDrive upgrade can make this claim. In addition, this drive also supports DVD-R DL Dual Layer at up to 8X speed which means you now have the ability to record 8.5GB of data at up to 8X speed on a single side of either a Dual or Double Layer DVD.


Watch, Play, Rip, Burn

The MCE 16X DVD±R/RW SuperDrive with 8X Double/Dual Layer support is part of MCE's "Watch, Play, Rip, Burn" series. This means that it is the most fully-featured and highest performing optical drive available for your Power Mac and it is designed to be completely compatible with your Mac as well as with all other components of your modern digital lifestyle. "Watch" your favorite DVD movies, "Play" your favorite CDs, "Rip" (transfer) songs from your favorite audio CDs to your computer for loading onto your iPod or just for listening, and "Burn" (record your own) audio CDs, video DVDs, as well as archive and protect your important data onto virtually any type of blank DVD and CD media that is most convenient for your needs... all at the highest possible speeds.

The additional storage capacity of the DVD±R Double/Dual Layer disc enables you to record up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video or 16 hours of VHS-quality video, without the need to turn over the disc. You can now archive up to 8.5GB of computer files on a single disc, which almost doubles the storage capacity compared with the 4.7GB for the single-layer DVD-recordable discs currently available.

The MCE 16X Internal SuperDrive Upgrade, in addition to recording to both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW media, also reads and writes standard CD-R/RW media and is compatible with all of Apple's iApps including iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto, and Finder Burning.

Installation's a breeze! You can do it yourself following the instructions in the illustrated installation guide we include or, if you prefer, you may have the MCE 16X SuperDrive upgrade professionally installed into your Power Mac G5, G4, or G3 by one of our worldwide Authorized Upgrade Centers.


  • 16X DVD-R and 16X DVD+R recorder
  • 6X DVD-RW and 8X DVD+RW recorder
  • 8X DVD+R DL Double Layer recorder
  • 8X DVD-R DL Dual Layer recorder
  • 40x CD-R recorder and 24x CD-RW recorder
  • Tray-loading mechanism
  • 2MB Cache Buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, iTunes, iPhoto, Disc Burner and Apple DVD Player

Compatible with All Power Mac G5, G4, and G3 Systems and iMac G4 (Flat-Panel) Systems

The New MCE 16X Internal SuperDrive Upgrade is compatible with the G3, G4, and G5 Power Mac as well as iMac G4 (Flat-Panel) systems. Whether you have a Blue & White G3, Mirrored Door G4, Aluminum G5, or iMac G4 (Flat-Panel) this upgrade is compatible with, and will greatly enhance, your system.

Double/Dual Layer Technology

The Double/Dual Layer DVD±R DL system uses two thin embedded organic dye films for data storage separated by a spacer layer (see figure). Heating with a focused laser beam irreversibly modifies the physical and chemical structure of each layer such that the modified areas have different optical properties to those of their unmodified surroundings. This causes a variation in reflectivity as the disc rotates to provide a read-out signal as with commercially pressed read-only discs. Did you get all that?? It just means that there are two recording layers inside the DVD instead of just one... two layers means twice the recording capacity! Now wasn't that easier?

On-Board Liquid Crystal Tilt/Thickness Compensator

Not every disc is created equal. The MCE 16X SuperDrive Upgrade for the Power Mac implements an on-board liquid crystal tilt/thickness compensator. This cutting edge technology provides accurate, reliable read and write performance with a variety of disc characteristics, even with irregularly curved or thick / thin media. This technology is also effective in recording DVD+R double layer media.

CD CD-R 700(type 80), 650MB(type 74), CD-RW, Ultraspeed CD-RW, Highspeed CD-RW
Read Support
CD CD-ROM(Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, CD-DA, Video CD, PhotoCD, CD EXTRA, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
Write Speed
DVD-R 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
DVD-RW 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
DVD+R 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
DVD+RW 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
DVD-R DL 8x, 4x, 2.4x
DVD+R DL 8x, 4x, 2.4x
CD-R 40x, 32x, 24x, 16x, 10x, 4x
CD-RW 24x, 20x, 16x, 10x, 4x
Read Speed
CD-ROM Max 40x CAV
Data Buffer (size) 2 MBytes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 148mm x 42.3mm x 180mm

Supported Media:
DVD-R (Version 2.0 for General), 4X-Speed DVD-R, 8X-Speed DVD-R, 16X-Speed DVD-R
DVD-RW (Version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2), 2X-Speed DVD-RW, 4X-Speed DVD-RW, 6X-Speed DVD-RW
DVD+R, 4X-Speed DVD+R, 8X-Speed DVD+R, 16X-Speed DVD+R
DVD+RW, 4X-Speed DVD+RW, 8X-Speed DVD+RW
DVD-R DL 8X Speed DVD-R DL, 2.4X-Speed DVD-R DL
DVD+R DL, 8X-Speed DVD+R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL
CD-R, Multi-Speed CD-RW, High-Speed CD-RW, Ultra-Speed CD-RW
*Ultra-Speed+ CD-RW are not supported.
Media is manufactured with different levels of quality. Supported media required for specific DVD & CD writing speeds.

System Requirements:
p/n DVDR16XDT-D: Power Mac G5, G4, or G3, or iMac G4 (Flat-Panel) running Mac OS 9.1-9.2.x, Mac OS 10.2, Mac OS 10.3, Mac OS 10.4 (or later)

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