Salinas, Calif.-based FastMac on Monday announced its
upgrade program, which enables users to get an 8x dual layer DVD burner, 1GB of RAM and a 100GB 4200 RPM hard drive for their Mac minis. Each is US$199.95, which includes pre-paid three-way shipping, installation, any necessary data transfer and a one-to-two business day turnaround. FastMac noted that its DVD burner upgrade is twice as fast as Apple’s SuperDrive, which can’t burn dual layer discs.
The upgrades don’t void Apple’s warranty and come with their own coverage: one year for the optical drive, three years for the hard drive and lifetime coverage for the RAM. The original parts are not returned, although FastMac said that users who want their drives or RAM back should contact the company to make arrangements. FastMac also offers 512MB RAM for $99.95 and a 100GB 5400 RPM hard drive for $229.95.