MCE Internal 8x DVD-/+R/RW Upgrade for Power Mac

Up to 8x DVD recording on your Power Mac!

Price: $99.00

The new MCE DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrades for the Power Mac G4 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.

Install it yourself or have the MCE DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrade professionally installed into your Power Mac G4 at one of our worldwide MCE Authorized upgrade centers, and you'll be able to easily record up to 4.7GB of data, video or audio onto recordable DVD discs right from your Power Mac G4 tower.


  • All-in-one DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW recorder designed to offer the widest possible playback compatibility.
  • Record to DVD media at up to 8x speed and to CD media at up to 24x speed.
  • Write movies, music and data to 4.7GB DVD media
  • Tray-loading mechanism installs in 5.25" drive bay
  • 2MB cache buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with DVD Studio Pro, iDVD, iTunes, Finder Burning, and Apple DVD Player


  • Type: Internal
  • Interface: ATAPI (PIO Mode4/Multi Word DMA Mode2), Ultra DMA 33 (Ultra DMA Mode2)
  • Audio Interface: Analog out
  • Data Buffer: 2 MB
  • Loading Method: Power Tray
  • Mounting Orientation: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 148 X 42.3 X 198mm 5-13/16" x 1-11/16" x 7-13/16"
  • Warranty: 1 year
Write Support:
  • DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB
  • CD-R 700MB (Type 80), CD-R 650MB (Type 74), CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW

Read Support:

  • DVD-ROM & DVD-Video (Single & Dual Layer)
  • CD-ROM Mode 1, CD-ROM XA Mode 2 (Form1, Form2)
  • CD-DA CD-EXTRA (CD Plus), Video CD, Photo-CD (Single or Multi-session)
  • CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW

Write Speed:

  • DVD-R: 8X Z-CLV(8X-DVD-R media), 6X(8X DVD-R media), 4X (4X DVD-R media), 2X*, 1X
  • DVD-RW: 4X(4X-DVD-RW media), 2X (2X DVD-RW media), 1X
  • DVD+R: 8X Z-CLV(8X DVD+R media), 6X(8X DVD+R media), 4X (4X DVD+R media), 2.4X
  • DVD+RW: 4X(4X DVD+RW media), 2.4X
  • CD-R: 24X Z-CLV, 16X, 8X, 4X
  • CD-RW: 24X Z-CLV(Ultra-Speed CD-RW media), 16X(Ultra-Speed CD-RW media),
  • 10X (High- Speed CD-RW media), 4X

Read Speed:

  • DVD-ROM (Single): Max 12X CAV
  • DVD-ROM (Dual): Max 8X CAV
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW: Max 8X CAV
  • DVD+R, DVD+RW: Max 8X CAV
  • DVD-Video: 2X CLV
  • CD-ROM: Max 40X CAV (Mode 1)
  • CD-R, CD-RW: Max 32X CAV
  • CD-DA (DAE): Max 40X CAV
  • CD Audio: Max 9.3X CAV


  • Power Mac G3 or G4 running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X
Package Contents:
  • Internal 8X DVD-/+R/RW ATAPI/IDE Drive
  • Roxio Toast Lite 5
  • (1) Blank 8X DVD-R Disc
  • Illustrated Installation Guide

Ordering Information

  • Part Number: DVDR8XDT-D
  • Price: $99.00

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