MCE 4x Internal DVD-R/RW/RAM
Dual Drive for Power Mac G4 Cube

A CD and DVD Burning Solution as Elegant as Your Power Mac G4 Cube!

The MCE 4x DVD-Recordable slot-loading drive for the Power Mac G4 Cube is a dual drive which records to both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW media. In addition to reading and writing to standard DVD-/+R/RW and CD-R/RW media, it reads and writes to 4.7GB and 9.4GB double-sided DVD-RAM media.

Fully compliant with the DVD Forum's standards, the single-sided media is capable of storing a full two-hours of MPEG2 video. MCE's new 4x DVD-Recordable dual drive for the Power Mac G4 Cube offers unprecedented media interchangeability and seven times the capacity of CD-R and CD-RW. The MCE 4x dual drive drive reads industry-standard DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, Photo CD, and Video CD media.

The DVD-RAM recording function of the MCE drive is supported natively by Mac OS X at the desktop level without the need for additional drivers, and is also fully compatible with Dantz Retrospect backup software. Included with the drive is a 9.4GB double-sided DVD-RAM disc providing nearly 10GB of removable data storage and backup space immediately. The random-access, drag-and-drop DVD-RAM storage media provides in excess of 100,000 write/rewrite cycles and data life in excess of 30 years.

Install it yourself or have the MCE DVD-Recordable Dual Drive upgrade professionally installed into your Power Mac G4 Cube 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 Cube.


  • 4x DVD-R recorder
  • 2x DVD-RAM recorder
  • 2.4x DVD+R, DVD+RW recorder
  • 2x DVD-RW recorder
  • Convenient slot-loading mechanism
  • Cache Buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, iTunes, Disc Burner and Apple DVD Player

* While MCE has independently tested and verified compatibility of this product with iDVD 3, Apple Computer does not officially support the use of iDVD 3 with "non-factory installed" SuperDrives.


  • Type: Internal
  • Interface: ATAPI
  • Audio Interface: Analog out
  • Data Buffer: 2 MB
  • Loading Method: Slot-load
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.1 x 0.5 x 5.0 in (129 x 12.7 x 128 mm)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Write Support:
    • DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB, DVD-RAM 4.7GB, DVD-RAM 9.4GB
    • CD-R/RW 700MB (type 80), CD-R/RW 650MB (Type 74)
  • Read Support:
    • DVD-ROM and DVD-Video (Single and Dual layer)
    • DVD-R (General Use), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
    • CD-R, CD-RW
    • CD-ROM (Mode 1, Mode 2 Form 1), CD-ROM XA (Mode 2 Form2)
    • CD-DA CD-EXTRA (CD Plus), CD-Text, Video CD, Photo-CD (single or multi-session), Photo CD (Single and Multi-session)
  • Write Speed:
    • DVD-R: 4x, 2x, 1x
    • DVD-RW: 2x, 1x
    • DVD-RAM: 2x, 1x
    • CD-R:16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
    • CD-RW: 8x, 4x

Minimum System Requirements

  • Power Mac G4 Cube
  • Mac OS 9.1 - 9.2.x; Mac OS X (10.2.x or 10.3.2 and later) recommended
  • 64MB RAM (256MB or greater recommended)

Package Contents

  • Internal Slot-loading DVD-R/RW/RAM Dual Drive
  • Double-Sided 9.4GB DVD-RAM disc
  • Installation Kit, including a step-by-step Installation Guide

Ordering Information

  • Part Numbers:
    • CUBEDVDR4-A (For Power Mac G4 Cube with CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive, DVD-R/RW Drive)
    • CUBEDVDR4 (For Power Mac G4 Cube with CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or CD-R/RW only Drive)

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