Other World Computing Makes it Easier to Upgrade Your PowerBook G4 by Dropping Prices on its Internal SuperDrives by as much as $30

Read and write CDs and DVDs faster and add Dual-Layer DVD read/write capability for $149.95

Aug 23, 2005 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing’s MercuryPB SuperDrive internal optical drive upgrades give your Aluminum or Titanium Apple PowerBook up to 24X CD-R/RW and 8X DVD+/-R/RW burn speeds.

Two versions are available:

The MercuryPBG4 SuperDrive is compatible with 12-, 15- and 17-inch Aluminum PowerBook G4s and 15-inch Titanium PowerBook G4s that run at 667-, 800-, 867MHz and 1GHz. It is immediately available for $149.95 (previously $179.95).
The MercuryTi SuperDrive is compatible with 400-, 500-, 550- and 667MHz versions of the Titanium PowerBook G4. It is immediately available for $229.95 (previously $249.95).

Both versions include NTI Dragonburn, EMC/Dantz Retrospect and 10 pieces of 8X DVD-R media. OWC also stands behind these solutions with a one-year warranty. Solutions are compatible with a number of popular software applications including Roxio Toast, NTI Dragonburn and Apple iLife applications, and are EMC/Dantz Retrospect Backup Certified.

These internal solutions are user-installable with the help of OWC’s instructions, but OWC does offer installation services for those who may feel uncomfortable doing it themselves. Also, OWC offers up to a $75 rebate/trade for the optional return of an existing drive. For more information or to order, visit

Internal and external solutions are also available for other Apple models starting from $45. All OWC SuperDrive options can be viewed online at


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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