MCE Ships 8X SuperDrive Upgrade for MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook Systems
IRVINE, CA, February 1, 2008 – MCE Technologies, LLC (MCE), developer of innovative storage products for the Macintosh, today announced a new super-slim slot-loading 8X DVD-Recordable internal SuperDrive upgrade with both DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) support for all Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook systems. Designed to replace the original 4X and 6X SuperDrives in these systems, the MCE 8X SuperDrive optical drive was designed specifically to accommodate the slender form factor of the MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook. The MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade for the MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook includes all required tools and instructions to perform the upgrade and carries a street price of $199. It is available for immediate shipment.
“The MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade with Double and Dual Layer support for the MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook can write to eight separate types of recordable media for unprecedented levels of performance and media compatibility,” stated Arnie Ramirez, president of MCE.
The MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade for MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook utilizes a drive mechanism only 9.5mm in height compared to standard 12.5mm tall mechanisms. It writes to standard DVD-R and DVD+R media at up to 8X speed, to standard DVD-RW and DVD+RW media at up to 4X speed, as well as to 8.5GB DVD+R Double Layer media and 8.5GB DVD-R Dual Layer media at up to 4X speed. In addition, it writes to standard 650MB (74 minute) and 700MB (80 minute) CD-R media at up to 24X speed, writes to standard CD-RW media at up to 10X speed, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8X speed, and reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24X speed.
The MCE 8X SuperDrive upgrade with Dual/Double Layer support is bootable and is natively compatible with Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5, as well as Apple’s iTunes, iDVD, Finder Burning, iPhoto, and DVD Player.
The MCE 8X internal SuperDrive upgrade with Dual/Double Layer support is compatible with all MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook systems. The suggested retail price is $199 and includes all tools required to install the drive as well as an illustrated installation manual. Product information can be found at http://store.mcetech.com.
MCE Technologies is a leader in the development of innovative storage peripherals and accessories for the Apple Mac platform and markets a wide range of Macintosh related products and solutions to dealers and end users. MCE is based in Irvine, California and can be reached by telephone at (800) 5000-MAC (800-500-0622) in the U.S. or at (949) 458-0800 internationally. More information about products by MCE Technologies can be found on the Internet at www.mcetech.com.