MCE Internal 8x DVD±R/RW Upgrade for Flat-Panel iMac G4

Burn DVDs and CDs from your iMac!

The MCE DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrade for the flat-panel iMac 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.

Due to the technical nature of the procedure, it is necessary to have the MCE DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrade professionally installed into your iMac at one of our worldwide MCE Authorized upgrade centers. Once completed, you'll be able to easily record up to 4.7GB of data, video or audio onto recordable DVD discs right from your iMac.


  • 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


  • Flat Panel iMac G4
  • Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
Package Contents:
  • Internal IDE DVD±R/RW Drive
  • Toast Lite Software (For creating data DVDs)

Ordering Information

  • Part Number: DVDR8XDT-IM

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