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The new MCE 8X DVD±R/RW "SuperDrive" upgrade with both Double AND Dual Layer Support for the Mac mini allows users to author professional-quality DVDs as well as create, store, and share their collections of videos, music and photography. Plus, the discs produced by this fast, highly reliable drive are compatible with most computer and set-top DVD video players and other DVD burners – so video and data DVDs created using this drive can be shared with business associates, friends, and family quickly and easily. Starting at just $99.

Are you looking to share your inspired video creations with others, but you don't have a DVD burner on your Mac mini? Look no further... MCE Technologies has made its highest performing slot-loading CD and DVD burning drive available for the Mac mini. Replacing your computer's original optical drive, the MCE slot-loading drive allows you to watch DVD movies, play audio CDs, as well as burn blank CDs and blank DVDs at the highest speeds possible. Compatible with iTunes and recording at 24X to both CD-R and CD-RW media and at 8X to both DVD-R and DVD+R media the MCE 8X Internal SuperDrive upgrade has true Double AND Dual Layer support and can record to 8.5GB DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 4X.

The additional storage capacity of the DVD+R Double 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.

You may have the MCE 8X SuperDrive Upgrade for Mac mini professionally installed into your computer by MCE Technologies or one of our worldwide Authorized Upgrade Centers, or if you prefer, you may install it yourself (which is priced higher, but you get to keep your original internal optical drive).


  • 8X DVD-R and 8X DVD+R recorder
  • 6X DVD-RW and 8X DVD+RW recorder
  • 4X DVD+R Double Layer recorder
  • 4X DVD-R Dual Layer recorder
  • Convenient slot-loading mechanism
  • 2MB Cache Buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto, DVD Studio Pro, DVD Player, and Disc Burner

Double/Dual Layer Technology

The Double/Dual Layer DVD±R 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 8X SuperDrive Upgrade implements an on-board liquid crystal tilt/thickness compensator... the first time ever in a portable form factor. 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 8x
DVD+R 8x
CD-R 24x
CD-RW 24x
Read Speed
DVD Max 8x CAV
CD-ROM Max 24x CAV
Data Buffer (size) 2 MBytes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128mm x 12.7mm x 129mm
Weight 200g

*Supported Media:
DVD-R (Version 2.0 for General), 4X-Speed DVD-R, 8X-Speed DVD-R
DVD-RW (Version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2), 2X-Speed DVD-RW, 4X-Speed DVD-RW
DVD+R, 4X-Speed DVD+R, 8X-Speed DVD+R,
CD-R, Multi-Speed CD-RW, High-Speed CD-RW, Ultra-Speed CD-RW
Media is manufactured with different levels of quality. Please note this product does not guarantee writing at write speeds specified on media.

System Requirements:
p/n MINIDVDR8DL-A: Mac mini running Mac OS 10.3 (or later)

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