MCE Technologies today announced an internal 2x DVD-Recordable drive for 12, 15 and 17-inch PowerBook G4s. The new drive reads and writes to 4.7GB DVD-R media at up to 2x speed and 4.7GB DVD-RW media at 1x speed, and reads and writes to 4.7GB single-sided or 9.4GB double-sided DVD-RAM media at up to 2x speed. In addition, the MCE drive writes to standard CD-R media at up to 16x, writes to CD-RW media at up to 8x, reads DVD-ROM discs at up to 8x, and reads standard CD-ROM discs at up to 24x. It is compatible with Apple’s iTunes, Disc Burner and DVD Player applications. The drive will be available beginning August 18 for US$349. Installation must be handled by MCE or by an Authorized Upgrade Center.