OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer

OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer

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  • Max 12x/16x BD-R Read/Write Speed
  • Max 16x DVD±R Read and Write Speed
  • Max 48x CD-R Read and Write Speed
  • Read & Writes Blu-ray up to 128GB
  • Reads & Writes BD-RE and M-DISC
  • 4MB Buffer Memory
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes USB 3.0 Cable
  • Includes Disc Label & Backup Software
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

The Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer from OWC / Other World Computing features a USB 3.0 interface and can be used with both Windows and Mac systems. The plug-and-play optical drive requires no special drivers for use and supports writing to Blu-ray and DVD media at speeds at up to 16x and CDs at up to 48x, while also supporting the reading of Blu-ray media at speeds up to 12x, DVD media at speeds up to 16x, and CDs at speeds up to 48x. It also supports a wide range of disc capacities, including single (25GB, double (50GB), triple (100GB), and quad layer (128GB) Blu-ray media, single (4.7GB) and dual layer (8.4GB) DVD media, and CD media up to 700MB, or 79 minutes of audio. This optical also supports M-DISC media and its 4MB buffer helps to ensure uninterrupted disc burning sessions.

Whether you're labeling your finished discs with adhesive labels, using inkjet-printable discs, or laser burning via LightScribe or LabelFlash, OWC has included the software to give your discs a polished, professional, and finished look. Smile DiskLabel for Mac OS X allows you to create, print, and share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers, while Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8+ and NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows allow you to backup your data.

The Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer includes a 2' USB 3.0 cable, two Philips 4x BD-R discs in cases, and operates using an included 100 ~ 240 VAC power supply at 50-60 Hz. It is protected by a limited 1-year warranty.

Configured for Your Workflow
Now with an updated design, Mercury Pro brings optical media back to your workflow. With a sleek, durable aluminum chassis and a USB 3.0 interface, Mercury Pro delivers reliable performance that is cool and quiet
USB 3.0 Connectivity
The Mercury Pro is plug-and-play compatible with both Mac and PC workflows, making it a versatile solution. With USB 3.0 connectivity, playback of optical media, data transfers, and archiving all happen as quickly
Long-Term Archiving
M-DISC is a solution for safe and long-term data storage, and the Mercury Pro supports this format, making it a good solution for reliable long-term backup and archiving. M-DISC is an archival-quality storage solution that helps protect your data from degradation and loss for 1,000 years or more.

M-DISCs use a proprietary layer made from inorganic, rock-like material for permanent data storage, protected from data rot and extremes of light, humidity, and temperature change. Because the M-DISC ready Mercury Pro engraves the data into this layer, write once and read virtually forever
Reliability & Support
The Mercury Pro is backed by OWC's limited 1-year warranty and 24/7 customer support
UPC: 812437022612
In the Box
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer
  • 2.00' / 0.61m USB 3.0 Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • 2 x Philips 4x BD-R Blu-ray Media in Case
  • Smile DiscLabel Software (for Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
  • ProSoft Engineering Data Backup 3 (for Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
  • NovaStor NovaBACKUP (for Windows 7)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mercury Pro Specifications
    Interface 1 x USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1053E)
    Standard Mechanism LG WH16NS40 16X 5.25" Internal Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
    Power Supply - Internal UL-listed, universal auto-switching
    - AC Input: 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    - DC Output: 12 V, 3 A
    Operating Environment Operating Temperature: 41 to 107°F / 5 to 42°C
    Non-Operating Temperature: -40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
    Software Requirements OS X 10.3 or later
    Windows XP or later
    No drivers required
    Hardware Requirements Minimum: Mac or PC with a USB 2.0 interface
    Recommended: Mac or PC with a USB 3.0 interface
    Dimensions 2.0 x 6.5 x 8.3" / 5.1 x 16.5 x 21.1 cm
    Weight With Drive: 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
    Without Drive: 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    LG Super Multi Blue Specs
    General Info Drive Type: Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
    Form Factor: 5.25" Desktop
    Interface: SATA
    Loading Mechanism: Tray
    Bezel Color: Black
    Buffer Memory: 4 MB
    Mounting Orientation: Horizontal/Vertical
    Manufacturer Model Number: WH16NS40
    RoHS Compliant: Yes
    Access Time BD-ROM: 180 ms (typical)
    DVD-ROM: 160 ms (typical)
    DVD-RAM: 180 ms (typical)
    CD-ROM: 150 ms (typical)
    Supported Formats BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM, XA-Ready, CD-I, Photo-CD (Single & Multi-Session), Video-CD, CD-Audio Disc, Mixed Mode, CD-ROM (Data and Audio), CD-R, and CD-RW
    Capacity 128 GB: Blu-ray Quad Layer
    100 GB: Blu-ray Triple Layer
    50 GB: Blu-ray Double Layer
    25 GB: Blu-ray Single Layer
    8.5 GB: DVD Double Layer
    4.6 GB: DVD Single Layer
    700 MB: 79 minute CD
    650 MB: 74 minute CD
    550 MB: 63 minute CD
    Operating Temperature 41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C
    Non-Operating Temperature -22 to 140°F / -30 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 15 to 90% Relative Humidity
    Non-Operating Humidity 10 to 80% Relative Humidity
    M-DISC Support
    M-DISC Support Yes (M-DISC DVD / Blu-ray engraving / burning requires M-DISC specific media)
    Read / Write Speeds
    Maximum Read Speeds BD-ROM: 12x
    BD-R: 12x
    BD-RE: 8x
    BD-ROM (Dual Layer): 8x
    BD-R (Dual Layer): 8x
    BD-RE (Dual Layer): 6x
    BD-R (Triple Layer): 6x
    BD-R (Quad Layer): 6x
    DVD-RAM: 5x
    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: 48x
    CD-R: 48x
    CD-RW: 40x
    Maximum Write Speeds BD-R: 16x
    BD-RE: 2x
    BD-R (Dual Layer): 12x
    BD-R (Triple Layer): 12x
    BD-R (Quad Layer): 6x
    BD-RE (Dual Layer): 2x
    BD-RE (Triple Layer): 2x
    M-DISC/+M: 4x
    DVD-RAM: 5x
    DVD-R: 16x
    DVD+R: 16x
    DVD-R (Dual Layer): 8x
    DVD+R (Dual Layer): 8x
    DVD-RW: 6x
    DVD+RW: 8x
    CD-R: 48x
    CD-RW: 24x
    System Requirements
    Mac - Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
    - Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
    - Burning software that supports Blu-ray, such as Toast
    - Minimum 1 GB of RAM
    - 30 GB or more available hard drive space (60 GB for Blu-ray disc authoring)
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 1.6 x 5.7 x 6.8" / 4.1 x 14.5 x 17.3 cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 9.5 x 5.0"

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