MCE Technologies announced on Wednesday that its 16X DVD-/+R/RW internal “SuperDrive” for Power Macs is now shipping. The drive is compatible with DVD Studio Pro, Apple DVD Player, iDVD, iTunes and Finder Burning and writes at speeds up to 16X when using DVD-R and DVD+R media and up to 4X when writing to DVD-RW and DVD+RW media. Standard CD-Rs burn at 32X and CD-RWs at 24X, while the drive reads DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM discs at 2X, 16X and 40X speeds, respectively. This upgrade requires a G3 or G4 Power Mac and Mac OS X v10.2. It ships with Roxio’s Toast Lite and one 8X DVD-R disc, selling for US$109.
The company also noted that the drive’s predecessor, the 8X internal “SuperDrive,” now sells for $99. It also comes with Toast Lite and one 8X DVD-R disc.