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Home > iBook (All-White) > MCE 8x Internal "SuperDrive" Upgrade for iBook G4


Price: $69.00

Stock Level: In Stock

Quantity in Basket:none
To be installed into:
iBook 12-inch
iBook 14-inch
Please send me the drive. I will take care of the installation.
Supreme SuperDrive Upgrade Service - Overnight me a box and overnight shipping label that I may use to ship my computer to the MCE Service Center. (+$149)
Standard SuperDrive Upgrade Service - I will send my computer to the MCE Service Center in its original packaging or in comparably protective packaging that I supply. (+$99)
Hard Drive Upgrade
Extra Recordable media
Important Note: MCE highly recommends that this SuperDrive upgrade be installed by a qualified technician. The installation of the optical drive into the iBook G4 involves the removal of several dozen screws and parts and is beyond the scope of most users. Only an experienced technician should attempt to perform this upgrade into an iBook G4. We welcome you to take advantage of the MCE SuperDrive upgrade services listed below.

Burn Double Layer DVDs on your iBook G4!

You may install this upgrade yourself (please note that an installation guide is NOT included with the drive) or, if you are not qualified to work on your iBook, you may have the upgrade professionally installed into your computer by MCE Technologies or one of our worldwide Authorized Upgrade Centers.

If you would like MCE to install the upgrade for you, we offer the following two options:

  • With the Supreme SuperDrive Upgrade Service ($149), MCE will overnight you a shipping package and overnight return shipping label that you may use to send your computer to the MCE Service Center for upgrade. Once MCE has performed the upgrade(s), usually within 1-2 business days, MCE will ship the computer back to you according to the shipping option selected at the time the order was placed.
  • With the Standard SuperDrive Upgrade Service ($99), once you order the MCE upgrade online here, you make arrangements to ship your computer to the MCE Service Center at the address shown below using packaging that you supply. It's suggested that you use the computer's original packaging, or comparably protective packaging. Once MCE has performed the upgrade(s), usually within 1-2 business days, MCE will ship the computer back to you according to the shipping option selected at the time the order was placed using the same packaging in which we received the computer.
Please note that shipping times are in reference to business days (weekend days are not included in these times). Please also note that the original internal optical drive (and hard drive, if also upgraded) are not returned. The Supreme SuperDrive Upgrade Service is available only to customers with a Ship To address located in the continental 48 United Sates.

If it is more convenient, you may also purchase this upgrade from an MCE Authorized Upgrade Center which will also generally charge a service fee, but may allow you to be without your computer for a shorter time since they can usually perform the upgrade for you while you wait. Call them for details.


  • Write up to 8.5GB onto a single side of dual-layer DVD media
  • 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.
  • Convenient slot-loading mechanism
  • 2MB cache buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto, Finder Burning, DVD Studio Pro, and Apple DVD Player


  • Type: Internal
  • Data Buffer: 2 MB
  • Loading Method: Slot load
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 128 X 12.7 X 129mm
  • Warranty: 1 year
Write Support:
  • DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB, DVD-R DL 8.5GB, DVD+R DL 8.5GB
  • CD-R 700MB (Type 80), CD-R 650MB (Type 74), Multi-Speed CD-RW, High Speed CD-RW, Ultra-Speed CD-RW

Read Support:

  • DVD-ROM, DVD-Video
  • CD-ROM (Mode 1 & 2), CD-ROM XA,
  • CD-DA, Video CD, Photo-CD, CD EXTRA
  • CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW

Write Speed (max):

  • DVD-R: 8X
  • DVD-RW: 6X
  • DVD+R: 8X
  • DVD+RW: 8X
  • DVD-R DL: 6X
  • DVD+R DL: 6X
  • CD-R: 24X
  • CD-RW: 24X

Read Speed:

  • DVD: Max 8X CAV
  • CD-ROM: Max 24X CAV

Minimum System Requirements:

  • iBook G4; Mac OS X (10.2.x; 10.3.6 or later)
Package Contents:
  • Internal 8x DVD-/+R/RW ATAPI/IDE Drive
  • Software drivers CD
  • (1) Blank DVD-R Disc

The procedure to follow if you choose to have MCE perform the installation:

  1. Select the drive 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 computer..." note above and then click the "Add to Cart" or "Backorder" button.
  3. As with any major upgrade to your computer, it is strongly advised that you back up the internal hard drive or at least all 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, include a note in the box that contains the username and password required for login and for installing software drivers onto the computer.
  6. Pack up your computer. Include the battery installed in the computer, but not the AC adapter. Suitable packaging consists of either the computer's original box and padding or a comparably protective package. Do not send the computer in a slim FedEx (or other courier) box. This does not provide sufficient protection during shipping. If you no longer have the original box, FedEx sells a laptop-shipping packaging kit, specifically designed for shipping laptop computers, at any of their staffed locations.
  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
433 W. Allen Ave, Ste. 112
San Dimas, CA 91773
attn: (your order number)

MCE telephone: (909) 599-3105

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