OWC Intros MacBook SuperDrive Upgrade

OWC announced the immediate availability of its new Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade kits for Apple's pre-unibody 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro on Friday. The new SuperDrive kits offer faster CD and DVD burn speeds than the factory-shipped drives that are included with the laptops.

The Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade offers disc burn speeds at up to 8X DVD, 6X DVD-DL (Dual-Layer 8.5GB), 5X DVD-RAM, and 24X CD burn speeds with support for DVD+/-R/RW, DVD+/-R DL (Dual-Layer), DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW media.

The SuperDrive upgrade kit is priced at US$147.99, or $159.99 with a "value bundle" that includes 10 pieces of 8X DVD-R media in jewel case, Prosoft Data Backup 3 software, and NTI DragonBurn CD/DVD authoring software.