MCE Technologies brings you the World's first slot-loading optical drive upgrade designed for the tray-loading iBook G3. Simple, inexpensive, and elegant... like your iBook. Priced at just $99.

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Is your iBook G3 Tray-Loading CD Drive on its last legs or no longer offers you the performance or capabilities you want in order to take full advantage of your Digital Lifestyle? Look no further... MCE Technologies has made its highest performing slot-loading CD and DVD burning drive now available for the iBook G3. Replacing your iBook G3's original tray-loading drive, the MCE slot-loading drive allows you to watch DVD movies, play audio CDs, as well as burn blank CDs and blank DVDs at the highest speeds possible. Compatible with iTunes and recording at 24X to both CD-R and CD-RW media and at 8X to both DVD-R and DVD+R media the MCE 8X Internal SuperDrive upgrade actually brings the iBook G3 on par with even the fastest drives Apple offers for their Power Mac G5 towers... even more amazing is that the MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade has true Double Layer and Dual Layer support which means you now have the ability to record up to 8.5GB of data on a single side of a Double Layer or Dual Layer DVD.

Recording at 8X to both DVD-R and DVD+R media and at 4X to BOTH DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and DVD-R DL (Dual Layer), enabling you to record up to 8.5GB of data on a single side of either a Double Layer OR Dual Layer DVD, this drive eclipses every other iBook optical drive on the market today... even those by Apple. With Tiger (Mac OS 10.4), you can record to 8.5GB Double Layer discs natively... by dragging and dropping right in the Finder!

The additional storage capacity of the DVD±R Dual/Double Layer discs enables you to record up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video or 16 hours of VHS-quality video, without the need to turn over the disc. You can now archive up to 8.5GB of computer files on a single disc, which almost doubles the storage capacity compared with the 4.7GB for the single-layer DVD-recordable discs currently available. Also, new, lighter components enable this drive to weigh 20% less than Apple's current optical drives... shaving a tenth of a pound off the overall weight of your iBook G3.

The MCE 8x Internal SuperDrive Upgrade must be installed either by MCE Technologies or one of our worldwide Authorized Upgrade Centers. Order online here only if you will be sending your computer to the MCE Service Center in Irvine, California for installation. Otherwise, contact one of our Authorized Upgrade Centers for their pricing, availability and sales terms.


  • 8X DVD-R and 8X DVD+R recorder
  • 6X DVD-RW and 8X DVD+RW recorder
  • 4X DVD+R DL Double Layer recorder
  • 4X DVD-R DL Dual Layer recorder
  • Convenient slot-loading mechanism
  • 2MB Cache Buffer
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Bootable
  • Compatible with iTunes, iPhoto, Disc Burner and Apple DVD Player

Compatible with All iBook G3 (Tray-Loading/Dual USB) Systems

The New MCE 8X Internal SuperDrive Upgrade is compatible with the 12" and 14" Apple iBook G3.

Double/Dual Layer Technology

The Double/Dual Layer DVD±R system uses two thin embedded organic dye films for data storage separated by a spacer layer (see figure). Heating with a focused laser beam irreversibly modifies the physical and chemical structure of each layer such that the modified areas have different optical properties to those of their unmodified surroundings. This causes a variation in reflectivity as the disc rotates to provide a read-out signal as with commercially pressed read-only discs. Did you get all that?? It just means that there are two recording layers inside the DVD instead of just one... two layers means twice the recording capacity! Now wasn't that easier?

On-Board Liquid Crystal Tilt/Thickness Compensator

Not every disc is created equal. The MCE 8X SuperDrive Upgrade for iBook G3 implements an on-board liquid crystal tilt/thickness compensator... the first time ever in a portable form factor. This cutting edge technology provides accurate, reliable read and write performance with a variety of disc characteristics, even with irregularly curved or thick / thin media. This technology is also effective in recording DVD+R double layer media.

CD CD-R 700(type 80), 650MB(type 74), CD-RW, Ultraspeed CD-RW, Highspeed CD-RW
Read Support
CD CD-ROM(Mode 1&2), CD-ROM XA, CD-DA, Video CD, PhotoCD, CD EXTRA, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
Write Speed
DVD-R 8x
DVD+R 8x
CD-R 24x
CD-RW 24x
Read Speed
DVD Max 8x CAV
CD-ROM Max 24x CAV
Data Buffer (size) 2 MBytes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128mm x 12.7mm x 129mm
Weight 180g

*Supported Media:
DVD-R (Version 2.0 for General), 4X-Speed DVD-R, 8X-Speed DVD-R
DVD-RW (Version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2), 2X-Speed DVD-RW, 6X-Speed DVD-RW
DVD+R, 4X-Speed DVD+R, 8X-Speed DVD+R,
CD-R, Multi-Speed CD-RW, High-Speed CD-RW, Ultra-Speed CD-RW, Ultra-Speed+ CD-RW
Media is manufactured with different levels of quality. Please note this product does not guarantee writing at write speeds specified on media.

System Requirements:
iBook G3 running Mac OS 9.2, 10.2, 10.3, or Mac OS 10.4 (or later)

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