MULTI Drive Upgrade for iBook G4

Create Data and Video DVDs and CDs anywhere you take your iBook!

What is a MULTI Drive? Simply put, it is a SuperDrive with the additional feature of being able to read and write to DVD-RAM discs. The MCE DVD-R/RW/RAM Drive for the iBook G4 utilizes 4.7GB single-sided and 9.4GB double-sided rewritable industry standard discs and can record to DVD-RAM / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / CD-R / CD-RW media, and provide superior performance and reliability. Fully compliant with the DVD Forum's standards, the single-sided media is capable of storing a full two-hours of MPEG2 video. MCE's DVD MULTI Drive for the iBook G4 offers unprecedented media interchangeability and seven times the capacity of CD-R and CD-RW. The MCE DVD MULTI drive reads industry-standard DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, Photo CD, and Video CD media. The random-access, drag-and-drop DVD-RAM storage media provides in excess of 100,000 write/rewrite cycles and data life in excess of 30 years.

The DVD-RAM recording function of the MCE MULTI drive is supported natively by Mac OS X at the desktop level without the need for additional drivers, and is also fully compatible with Dantz Retrospect backup software.

The MCE DVD recorder for the iBook G4 comes complete with DVD authoring software compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. Here's a few of the many customizable menus and buttons you can create, as well as the easy-to-use, drag-and-drop DVD authoring environment:

The MCE MULTI drive upgrade for iBook G4 must be professionally installed into your iBook by MCE*, or at one of our worldwide MCE Authorized upgrade centers. Once installed you'll be able to easily record up to 4.7GB of data, video or audio onto recordable DVD discs right from your iBook!

* See bottom of page for instructions on sending iBook in to us for upgrading.


  • Slot-loading mechanism
  • 2MB Cache Buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Ships with DVD Authoring software for creating Video DVDs and Video CDs
  • Compatible with iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, iTunes, Disc Burner and Apple DVD Player


  • Type: Internal
  • Interface: ATAPI
  • Audio Interface: Analog out
  • Data Buffer: 2 MB
  • Loading Method: Slot-load
  • Warranty: 1 year
Write Support
  • DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB, DVD-RAM 4.7GB (single sided), DVD-RAM 9.4GB (double sided)
  • CD-R 700MB (type 80), CD-R 650MB (Type 74), CD-RW
Read Support
  • DVD-ROM and DVD-Video (Single and 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: 4x, 2x, 1x
  • DVD-RW: 2x, 1x
  • DVD+RRW: 2.4x, 1x
  • DVD-RAM: 2x, 1x
  • CD-R: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
  • CD-RW: 8x, 4x, 2x
Read Speed
  • DVD-ROM (Single): Max 8x CAV
  • DVD-ROM (Dual): Max 8x CAV
  • DVD-R, DVD-RW: Max 4x CAV
  • CD-ROM: Max 24x CAV
  • CD-R, CD-RW: Max 24x CAV

Minimum System Requirements

  • iBook G4
  • Mac OS X (10.3.2 and later)
  • 64MB RAM (256MB or greater recommended)

What you get

  • Internal Slot-Loading DVD-R/RW Drive
  • Toast Lite CD-Recording Software CD
  • ImageMixer DVD Authoring Software CD
  • (2) Blank DVD-R Discs

Ordering Information

  • Part Number: IBOOKSLDVDR4-A

To have the upgrade installed by MCE Technologies:

  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. 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.
  3. If applicable, disable any password protection that is enabled on your computer.
  4. 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.
  5. Pack up your computer. Include the battery installed in the computer, but not the AC adapter. Also include username and password info if necessary for logging in to the computer. Suitable packaging consists of either the computer's original box and padding or a comparably protective package. Do not send the computer in any of the slim boxes that many of the major shippers offer, as these do not provide sufficient protection for your laptop. If you no longer have the original box, FedEx offers a free laptop-shipping package, specifically designed for shipping laptop computers, at any of their staffed locations.
  6. 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 according to the return-shipping option selected at the time of ordering.

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