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OWC Mercury Pro

24X External DVD Burner

Mac / PC / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 3.0
The next generation of storage technology.

With the OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Solution you can archive massive amounts of data, and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars! The OWC Mercury Pro has everything you will need to get up and burning with ease! Offering true Plug & Play, it's never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.

Supports the burning of up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance. Features three interface types: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 3.0!

Bundled with the OWC Disc Labeling Software Suite
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 give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. The suite includes software for creating jewel case inserts and DVD covers as well. A $39.95 value included.
Note: This drive is NOT LightScribe or LabelFlash equipped.
Get ready to be creative, the possibilities are endless with the OWC Mercury Pro!
Note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro Quad Interface External DVD Drive
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 Amp, 5 Volt 2 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin - 9 pin Connecting Cable
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin - 6 pin Connecting Cable
  • USB A-B Cable
  • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3
  • OWC Disc Labeling Software Bundle
    • LightScribe System Software
    • LightScribe Simple Labeler
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel

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Product Specifications

Chipset

  • Initio 1615 and 3609

Standard Mechanism

    LG Super-Multi Specs:

    General

    Drive Type
    Internal DVD/CD Writer
    Form Factor
    5.25" Desktop
    Interface
    SATA
    Loading Mechanism
    Tray
    Bezel Color
    Black
    Buffer Memory
    0.5MB
    Mounting Orientation
    Horizontal / Vertical
    Manufacturer Model Number
    GH24NSB0B
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes

    Performance

    Access Time
    DVD-ROM: 145ms typ.
    CD-ROM: 125ms typ.
    Supported Formats
    DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD±R (SL/DL), DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA, Video CD

    Capacity

    Data Capacity
    8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
    4.6GB : DVD General Use
    700MB : 79 minute CD
    650MB : 74 minute CD
    550MB : 63 minute CD

    Disk Labeling

    Disc Labeling
    No

    Physical

    Height (max)
    41.3mm (1.6")
    Width (max)
    146.0mm (5.7")
    Length (max)
    165mm (6.5")
    Weight (typical)
    0.70kg (1.54lbs.)

    Environment

    Operating Temperature
    5° C to 45° C
    Non-Operating Temperature
    -30° C to 60° C
    Operating Humidity
    15% to 80% R.H.
    Non-Operating Humidity
    10% to 90 % R.H.

    Maximum Read Speeds

    DVD-RAM
    5X
    DVD-R
    16X
    DVD+R
    16X
    DVD-R (Dual Layer)
    12X
    DVD+R (Dual Layer)
    12X
    DVD-RW
    13X
    DVD+RW
    13X
    DVD-ROM
    16X
    DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
    12X
    CD-ROM
    48X
    CD-R
    48X
    CD-RW
    40X

    Maximum Write Speeds

    DVD-RAM
    5X
    DVD-R
    24X
    DVD+R
    24X
    DVD-R DL
    8X
    DVD+R DL
    8X
    DVD-RW
    6X
    DVD+RW
    8X
    CD-R
    48X
    CD-RW
    24X

    Reliability

    System Requirements

    Mac
    Compatible with any Mac Pro system with a SATA interface. The 'Woodcrest' or 'Harpertown' Mac Pro uses an IDE interface and is not compatible with this drive.
    DVD Player Support:
    Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions) - DVD player works perfectly
    Mac OS X previous to OS X 10.3 - DVD player not supported
    Mac OS 9 or earlier - DVD player not supported
    PC
    Compatible with any PC system running Windows 2000 or later with a SATA drive interface. Please see your burning software application manufacturer's website for specific support of this drive mechanism.
    OWC Notes:
    1. At this time, there is no native support for this drive when using earlier versions of Mac OS X. Patching this drive for support under earlier versions of Mac OS X is possible using Christian Moller's PatchBurn Software.
    2. Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
  • LG Super-Multi Drive 24X DVD/CD Writer

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in (17cm) and shorter)

Port Configuration

  • FireWire 800 (1394b) - 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) - 1 Port
  • USB 3.0 (2.0/1.1 Backwards Compatible) - 1 Port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 3.0 - 3.0Gbps (or 300MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Macintosh System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 or above
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface and OS X (any version)

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Power Supply

OWC Notes

  • Drive is Plug & Play natively supported by Apple iLife, Apple iDVD, etc with Mac OS X 10.4.3 and later.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.4.2, the latest version 10.4.11 is a free update we recommend installing.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.3.x, you will need PatchBurn for 10.3.x for support.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.2.8, you will need PatchBurn for 10.2.8 for support.
  • This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or earlier.
  • Burning via FireWire is only supported in OS 10.9 or later.

External Case Dimensions

  • 6.3 in (D) x 11.3 in (W) x 3.1 in (H)
    (16.00 cm x 28.70 cm x 7.87 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.0lbs (1.81kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2ms
  • (non-operating) 175G 2ms

Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR3F82SD24S

Software

Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel for Mac OS X
Full Version! With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional.... a $35.95 value!
View detailed software info
Prosoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! Click here to purchase software separately from solution

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 12 out of 12 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great External Burner January 14, 2016 This is my second Mercury Pro Dvd burner from OWC I bought my first one many years ago and it is still going strong after more than 3000 discs. I bought this new burner to go with my new 27" iMac desktop since it dies not contain a dusk drive and I will continue to use the old one with my old 21" iMac which is so slow (8X).

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago, IL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Lasted 3 Years November 14, 2015 This drive has worked splendidly since 2012, providing Blu-Ray playback that was consistent and quick. However, after three years of dependable service, the drive refuses to turn on anymore. It looks like I'll be purchasing a replacement drive in the very near future.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Photo:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: EDMONTON AB Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works well August 3, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Mercury tank! July 31, 2015 Sturdy and well built, lightning fast optical drive - impressive in all facets of operation!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Laguna Woods, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product works perfectly May 25, 2015 The DVD drive has worked perfectly with the Mac Mini, It burns and plays DVD's without any problems. I would recommend it to any Mac user that needs a DVD driver.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 does everything that it should April 9, 2015 The device connects easily, is easy to use, and works as it should.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philadelphia, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great drive, once OWC support helped troubleshoot! January 17, 2015 I've always had good luck with OWC purchases, and this CD-RW/DVD-R was no exception. Two minor snags: 1 ) I didn't realize that the Mac OSX system would NOT burn data to an external drive (d'oh!) so I had to call back to purchase Roxio Toast; 2 ) being a multiple interface drive, I bought (elsewhere) a new FireWire 800 cable, but either the cable or the FW port was defective. OWC Support walked me through the troubleshooting process--once I switched to a USB 3 cable, all was well. I had a big batch of CDs to burn, and the LG SuperMulti blew through them in a fraction of the time vs. the internal CD-R. Color me Happy! Thanks, OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oakland, Ca Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid machine January 3, 2015 This multi drive is built like a tank. it's not compact. If you need something small look elsewhere. I am done with drives that work some of the time. This one is dependable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Carolina Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice Burner December 5, 2014 Bought this because I have a mini. Glad I did no coasters yet.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kingston, JAMAICA - West Indies Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A superb optical drive October 25, 2014 When buying a new Mac Pro I had to also buy an optical drive for burning CD’s and DVD’s. I was tempted to buy one of several that other companies offer, but after reading dozens of reviews I got the point that a majority of owners were very dissatisfied with them. I therefore ordered OWC Macsales’ Mercury Pro Super Multidrive with a USB3.0 port instead. I won’t ever be sorry for this purchase, because this drive is built like a tank, and it is not only durable but dependable. Having owned Macs for many years I’ve found that the one thing that always failed (in my case at least) was their optical drives. I installed the ‘innards’ of a similar drive if, not the same as the drive I just bought, in a Power Mac G5 some years ago, and it just won’t quit! I am very happy with OWC’s products like this one which are dedicated to the Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC Mercury Pro 800/400+USB3 SuperMulti-Drive up to 24X DVD, 12X DL DVD, 48X CDRW July 3, 2014 Great, works very well. must have if you like burning stuff fast!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cuyahoga Falls OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great R/W unit June 27, 2014 Used it to replace an older unit that failed. This new one is "plug & play." It meets my expectations. Great unit. Works well with my Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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