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

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OWC Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer
Key Features
  • 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
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 Windows, Mac, and Linux 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 drive also supports M-DISC media and its 4MB buffer helps to ensure uninterrupted disc burning sessions.
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OWC Mercury Pro Overview

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 Windows, Mac, and Linux 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 drive also supports M-DISC media and its 4MB buffer helps to ensure uninterrupted disc burning sessions.

The Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Blu-Ray Reader/Writer includes a 2' USB 3.0 Type-B to Type-A cable and operates using an included 100 ~ 240 VAC power supply at 50-60 Hz. It is protected by a limited 1-year warranty.

General Features

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 1000 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

Operating System Compatibility

Windows XP and later
Mac OS 10.6 and later
UPC: 812437022612

OWC Mercury Pro Specs

Enclosure TypeExternal
InterfaceUSB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s)
Loading MechanismTray
Buffer Memory4 MB
Blu-Ray Access Time180 ms
Blu-Ray Read SpeedBD-R (SL): 12x
BD-R (DL): 8x
BD-R (TL, QL): 6x
BD-RE (SL, DL): 8x
BD-RE (TL, QL): 6x
BD-ROM (SL): 12x
BD-ROM (DL): 8x
Blu-Ray Write SpeedBD-R (SL): 16x
BD-R (DL, TL): 12x
BD-R (QL): 6x
BD-RE (SL, DL, TL): 2x
M-DISC SupportYes
DVD Access Time160 ms
DVD Read SpeedDVD±R (SL): 16x
DVD±R (DL): 12x
DVD±RW: 12x
DVD-ROM (SL): 16x
DVD-ROM (DL): 12x
DVD-RAM: 5x
DVD Write SpeedDVD-R (SL): 16x
DVD+R (SL): 16x
DVD-R (DL): 8x
DVD+R (DL): 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD-RAM: 5x
CD Access Time150 ms
CD Read SpeedCD-R: 48x
CD-ROM: 48x
CD-RW: 40x
CD Write SpeedCD-R: 48x
CD-RW: 24x
Mounting OrientationVertical, Horizontal
RoHS CompliantYes, Per Manufacturer
Operating Temperature41 to 113°F / 5 to 45°C
Operating Humidity15 to 90%
Storage Temperature-40 to 149°F / -40 to 65°C
Storage Humidity10 to 80%
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.5 x 2 x 8.3" / 16.5 x 5.1 x 21.1 cm
Weight4 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.1 x 9.55 x 5.05"
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