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

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

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

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

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  • 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
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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.

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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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    Specifications
    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
    Supported Formats BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+r, DVD-r DLD, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-rw, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 10.6 x 4.3"

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