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OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray)

B&H # OWMRF8BDSD12 Mfr # OWCMRF8BDSD12X
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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 + eSATA + FireWire 400 / 800
  • Reads & Writes Blu-ray Discs
  • Reads & Writes CD / DVD Discs
  • Plug & Play

The External Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray Combo Drive from Other World Computing can read and write Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs. It also has a quad interface with support for USB 2.0, eSATA and FireWire 400 / 800. The Plug & Play capabilities of the External Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray Combo Drive allow it to be fully compatible with Apple iDVD 5 (or later), Apple iTunes, Roxio Toast and more.

Quad Interface
The External Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray Combo Drive has a USB 2.0 port, an eSATA port, a FireWire 400 port and two FireWire 800 ports
Blu-ray Support
The External Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray Combo Drive can write up to 50GB of data or high definition video per Blu-ray disc at speeds of up to 12x
Plug & Play
The External Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray Combo Drive has Plug & Play capabilities. This allows it to work instantly with software programs, such as Apple iDVD, Apple iTunes, Apple DiscBurner and Roxio Toast Titanium 9 1
Enclosure Type External
Mechanism Type Blu-ray, DVD, CD
Write Support BD-R (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), DVD-RAM, DVD-R(SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW 1
Please Note:

SL: Single Layer / DL: Dual Layer

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Read Support BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R (DL), DVD+R (DL), DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-ROM (SL), DVD-ROM (DL), CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW 2
Please Note:

SL: Single Layer / DL: Dual Layer

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Write Speed BD-R (SL/DL): 12x
BD-RE (SL/DL): 2x
DVD-RAM: 5x
DVD-R: 16x
DVD-R (DL): 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+R: 16x
DVD+R (DL): 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
CD-R: 40x
CD-RW: 24x
Read Speed BD-ROM (SL/DL): 8x
BD-R (SL/DL): 8x
BD-RE (SL/DL): 8x
DVD-RAM: 5x
DVD-R (SL): 16x
DVD+R (SL): 16x
DVD-R (DL): 12x
DVD+R (DL): 12x
DVD-RW: 12x
DVD+RW: 12x
DVD-ROM (SL): 16x
DVD-ROM (DL): 12x
CD-ROM: 40x
CD-R: 40x
CD-RW: 24x
Access Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Interface USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire 400 / 800
Data Buffer 8MB
Headphone Jack No
Mounting Orientation Horizontal
System Requirements Mac
  • USB 2.0: Mac OS X (any version)
  • FireWire 400 / 800: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

  • Windows
  • USB 2.0: Windows XP SP2 or later
  • FireWire 400 / 800: Windows XP SP2 or later

  • Linux Compatible 3
    Please Note:

    This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or lower

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    Electrical Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions 7.5 x 2.5 x 10.5" / 19.1 x 6.4 x 26.7cm
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray)
  • 3' (0.9m) USB (type A - type B) Cable
  • 3' (0.9m) eSATA Cable
  • 3' (0.9m) FireWire 400 (1394a) 6-pin Cable
  • 3' (0.9m) FireWire 800 (1394b) 9-pin Cable
  • 2 x 25GB Write-Once Media 4x BD-R
  • Power Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    OWC / Other World ComputingExternal Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray)
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (9)
    • Fast connection (8)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (8)
      • Multimedia (8)
      • Laptops (6)
      • Large projects (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (7), Tech savvy (4), Tech professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (9)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Exactly What I hoped

      I spent a while looking for a affordable Blu Ray backup burner to use with my Macbook Pro I stumbled across this one hoping It would be compatible, Easy to Use, and reliable....Read complete review

      I spent a while looking for a affordable Blu Ray backup burner to use with my Macbook Pro I stumbled across this one hoping It would be compatible, Easy to Use, and reliable. This product was all of those things, Plugged it in, opened up Toast. And burned 20 Blu Rays of backup within my first week. Each disc worked perfectly none of them failed. And it didnt take to long either. I would highly recommend this product, especially for backup purposes. Sure feels nice to have my data safe on more than just an external hd :)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Quite dissapointed

      i bought this product and in less than 3 months it developed a mechanism fault. it just wouldnt detect in the system or eject the drive. The fan just keeps blowing. don't really...Read complete review

      i bought this product and in less than 3 months it developed a mechanism fault. it just wouldnt detect in the system or eject the drive. The fan just keeps blowing. don't really know what the problem but am not just happy

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      5.0

      will buy again!

      By chris

      from wpb, fl

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

        solid. great quality. great value. love owc.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Mostly great

        By windwalker

        from Santa Barbara,CA

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • No Commercial Bd Playback
          • No Hdmi

          Best Uses

            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

            Writing my own HD video projects. Can't burn 20 gig files without failure. It works fine if I break them into smaller files.
            I am not sure why.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great Product

            By Brad

            from New York, NY

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

              This product worked as expected. No issues! Simple and easy!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              1.0

              Quite dissapointed

              By charly

              from Nigeria

              About Me Multimedia Professional

              Pros

              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Poor Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                i bought this product and in less than 3 months it developed a mechanism fault. it just wouldnt detect in the system or eject the drive. The fan just keeps blowing. don't really know what the problem but am not just happy

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                4.0

                A good multi-format burner

                By Room 312

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Connectivity
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                    This is an affordable, easy to use Blu-Ray/DVD/CD burner that does a great job - just remember that it will not play back via HDMI for display.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Great practical BD drive

                    By CriticalIdealist

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Slow Connection

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                    This external drive was a great buy for me, as I'm upgrading to a laptop without an internal optical drive. I have no need for a built-in drive for most functions, but as a videographer, I still need a reliable burner to make a master copy. This definitely does the trick, and the ability to burn Blu-Rays is a big bonus for my clients!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Great Vale for the price

                    By Bernhard

                    from Pasadena, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                      Looks sleek, easy to install, I love the fact that you can choose from multiple interfaces to connect to your Mac (or PC).
                      Unpack, connect, done.
                      The only drawback is that it does not come with some kind of basic Blu Ray Player software for the Mac, but other than that, I love the product.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Exactly What I hoped

                      By Kyle T

                      from Canada

                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                        I spent a while looking for a affordable Blu Ray backup burner to use with my Macbook Pro I stumbled across this one hoping It would be compatible, Easy to Use, and reliable. This product was all of those things, Plugged it in, opened up Toast. And burned 20 Blu Rays of backup within my first week. Each disc worked perfectly none of them failed. And it didnt take to long either. I would highly recommend this product, especially for backup purposes. Sure feels nice to have my data safe on more than just an external hd :)

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great investment

                        By griffincomm

                        from Austin TX

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Laptops
                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                          I purchased the Blu-ray combo I have been very happy with it. I would recommend anyone to buy one. It does the job quite well but I just got it and I'll tell you more about it 6 months.

                          Thank you
                          David P Griffin
                          Austin Texas

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Worked Great Right Out of the Box

                          By Stan

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                            I use the Blu-ray burner to back up HD video files. I have not received any error messages. Works great.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            4.0

                            Hey, it's Blu-ray

                            By the producer

                            from washington state

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                            I'm not sure why any client needs disks anymore... But when they do this burner works just fine. I'm happy.

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                            5.0

                            Should have bought it long ago

                            By Ivor

                            from Dubai

                            About Me Tech Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Connectivity
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about OWC / Other World Computing External Mercury Pro Blu-ray Combo Drive (Gray):

                              Storing images
                              Writes discs quickly

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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