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Price: $129.00

Stock Level: Sorry, this item has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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I understand that by placing this online order, I am agreeing to send my iMac to the MCE Service Center for upgrade, as noted below.
Installation by MCE Technologies or an MCE Authorized Upgrade Center is required. Order online here only if you want to have the upgrade procedure performed by MCE Technologies at our Irvine, California Service Center, to which you will send the computer as outlined below. If you would rather not ship your computer to our facility, but instead take it to a local MCE Authorized Upgrade Center which stocks and can install this drive, please contact the Upgrade Center you may be interested in for their pricing and availability.

To have the upgrade procedure performed by MCE Technologies:

  1. Select the drive(s) you want and place your order with us here online, or by calling 800-500-0622. International customers, please call 949-458-0800.
  2. If you order online here, be sure to select the checkbox next to the "I will send my iMac..." note above and then click the "Add to Cart" button.
  3. As with any major upgrade to your computer, it is wise to back up any important data from your computer's internal hard drive before having the upgrade performed on the computer.
  4. If applicable, disable any password protection that is enabled on your computer.
  5. If you are running Mac OS X, write down the username and password if necessary for login and include this in the package you send.
  6. Pack up your computer. Suitable packaging consists of either the computer's original box and padding or a comparably protective package.
  7. Send the computer to the address below. You may send the unit to MCE by the courier of your choice. We do recommend using a courier service with which you can insure and track the progress of the shipment.
MCE Technologies
30 Hughes, Suite 203
Irvine, CA 92618
attn: (your order number)

MCE telephone: (949) 458-0800

From the time we receive the computer at MCE to the time we send it back out is generally 1-2 business days. The computer will be returned via FedEx according to the return-shipping option selected at the time of ordering.


  • 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


  • iMac G4 running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X
Package Contents:
  • Internal IDE DVD±R/RW Drive
  • Toast Lite Software (For creating data DVDs)

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