Mac upgrade and peripheral maker
MCE Technologies LLC
has introduced internal and external 8x DVD -/+R/RW drives. The drives ship with Roxio Toast Lite, ImageMixer DVD authoring software and Retrospect Express backup software.
MCE’s new drive comes with drivers to make it compatible with iTunes and Finder burning under Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X; the internal drive will also work with iDVD running Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or later.
The drive writes DVD-R and DVD+R media at up to 8x speed; DVD-RW and DVD+RW at up to 4x speed, CD-R at up to 24x, CD-RW at 24x and reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 12x and CD-ROM discs at up to 40x speed.
The MCE 8x DVD-/+R/RW drive costs US$149 for the internal configuration; an external version equipped with FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces costs $199.