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OWC / Other World Computing 15X Mercury Pro External Blu-Ray/DVD/CD R/W Burner

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Product Highlights
  • Reads Blu-Ray Discs at up to 12x
  • Writes Blu-Ray Discs at up to 15x
  • Read and Write DVDs at up to 16x
  • Read and Write CDs at up to 40x
  • Connect by Firewire 800, 400, USB 2, 1.1
  • High Performance eSata Connection
  • Blu-Ray Backup for Mac and PC
  • Commercial Blu-Ray Movie Playback for PC
  • 4MB Buffer Memory
  • Two 25GB BD-R Media Discs Included

The Other World Computing 15X Mercury Pro External Blu-Ray/DVD/CD R/W Burner is an external optical media device designed for playing and burning Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, and CD R/Ws. The unit features a 4MB buffer for storing data that is waiting to be written and connects to either your Mac or PC through eSata, Firewire 800, Firewire 400, USB 2.0, or USB 1.1. With it you will be able to archive up to 50GB of data on a single Blu-Ray disc or up to 8.5GB of data on a dual layer DVD.

You can also use the drive to play commercial DVD movies and burn your own DVD movies. It natively plays commercial Blu-Ray discs on a PC, but this functionality is not natively supported on a Mac. The optical drive comes included with two 25GB blank BD-R media discs.

Chipset Oxford 934DSB
Optical Drive Support 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives
LED Indicator Preconfigured solutions only
Read Speed (Max) BD-ROM: 12x
BD-R: 12x
BD-RE: 10x
BD-ROM (dual layer): 8x
BD-R (dual layer): 8x
BD-RE (dual layer): 6x
DVD-R: 16x
DVD+R: 16x
DVD-R (dual layer): 12x
DVD+R (dual layer): 12x
DVD-RW: 12x
DVD+RW: 12x
DVD-ROM: 16x
DVD-ROM (dual layer): 12x
CD-ROM: 40x
CD-R: 40x
CD-RW: 24x
Write Speed (Max) BD-R: 15x
BD-RE: 2x
DVD-R: 16x
DVD+R: 16x
DVD-R (dual layer): 8x
DVD+R (dual layer): 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+RW: 8x
CD-R: 40x
CD-RW: 24x
Solution Material ABS Plastic
Port Configuration 1 x eSATA
2 x Firewire 800 (1394b) ports
1 x Firewire 400 (1394a) port
1 x USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards Compatible) port
Maximum Data Transfer Rate eSata - 3.0 Gb/s (or 300 Mb/s)
Firewire 800 - 800 Mb/s (or 100 Mb/s)
Firewire 400 - 400 Mb/s (or 50 Mb/s)
USB 2.0 - 480 Mb/s (or 60 Mb/s)
USB 1.1 - 12 Mb/s (or 1.5 Mb/s)
Recommended eSATA Cards eSata Extender Cables for Mac Pro
Newer Technology eSata
Cooling Fan cooled
Macintosh System Requirements Mac Os 10.2 or higher
Authoring software, such as Roxio Toast
Available 5.24" drive bay and SATA connection
At this time commercial Blu-ray movie playback is not supported in OSX
Firewire Interface and OSX 10.3 or above
USB 2.0 interface and OSX
Windows System Requirements Intel Pentium 700 MHz
Microsoft Windows ME, 200, XP
Burning Software that supports Blu-ray
Minimum of 64 MB of RAM
Available 5.25" drive bay
Sata connection
Firewire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later (to use Firewire)
USB 2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later (to use USB 2.0)
Power Supply 110 VAC US standard power cable and UL listed US/International Auto Switching
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 HZ input, 12V, 2A
5V 2A
Temperature Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55 °C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Relative Humidity Operating: 8 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Shock Operating: 65G 2ms
Non-operating: 175G 2ms
Drive Type Internal Blu-ray writer
Form Factor 5.25" desktop
Interface SATA
Loading Mechanism Tray
Buffer Memory 4 MB
Mounting Orientation Vertical/Horizontal
RoHS Compliance Yes
Recording Modes Disc-at-once, session-at-once, track-at-once, packet writing (variable and fixed), multi-session
Capacity 50GB: Blu-ray double layer
25GB: Blu-ray
8.5GB: DVD General use double layer
4.6GB: DVD General use
700MB: 79 minute CD
650MB: 74 minute CD
550MB: 63 minute CD
Dimension (D x W x H) Drive: 5.83 x 7.09 x 1.67" (148.1 x 180.1 x 42.3 mm)
Enclosure: 6.3 x 11.3 x 3.1" (16.00 x 28.70 x 7.87 cm)
Weight Drive: 1.65 lb (750 g)
Enclosure:4.0 lb (1.81 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing 15X Mercury Pro External Blu-Ray/DVD/CD R/W Burner
  • 110 VAC US Standard Power Cable
  • Firewire 400 Cable
  • Firewire 800 Cable
  • eSata Cable
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable
  • 2 x 25GB BD-R 4X Write Once Media
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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