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OWC Value Line

USB 2.0 5.25" Optical Drive External Kit

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Add Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB equipped computer.
The OWC Value Line Optical Drive Solution makes CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning* Plug and Play easy. A fast USB 2.0 interface and a lightweight plastic design provides portable convenience and flexibility for use with both Macs and PCs. Now you can add high performance optical drive functionality with stylish value to notebook or desktop computers.
*disc read/write capabilities vary depending upon installed drive.

Note: Drive shown for illustrative purposes only.
Drive mechanism not included.

Includes

OWC Value Line includes
  • OWC Value Line Optical Drive External Solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1
  • Certified A-B Connecting Cable
  • 12V/2A Auto Switching International
  • External Power Supply

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Sunplus IT SATALink SPIF303

Optical Drive Support

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

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Port Configuration

  • (1) USB 2.0 port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Fanless

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later.

Power Supply

  • 12V/2A Auto Switching International External Power Supply

External Case Dimensions

  • 7.6 in (D) x 7.2 in (W) x 2 in (H)
    (19.30 cm x 18.28 cm x 5.08 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • Less than 0.65lbs (0.29kg)

Assembly Guide

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 VL2STOPTU2 UPC#: 718122776672

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 3.7 / 5 2 out of 4 (50%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Baltimore Area Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Almost as advertized April 2, 2016 It's an enclosure. Only issue is that the drive could not seat all the way back into the enclosure. After custom creating some new screw holes, I finally got it most of the way in, about 1/2 inch is sticking out. This was with a replacement optical drive purchased from OWC.

Pioneer Blu-ray + DVD DL/CDRW Reader & Writer with Toast 12 Titanium -

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Halifax, NS Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fast install - Works Great between PC/Mac January 22, 2015 Great product - ordered for my LiteOn DVD Drive to burn Dual Layer DVDs.

Needed the external enclosure to hook up to my Mac Mini and run VMWare into Windows 7.

When running Windows 7, the exact model of the drive showed up. Drivers installed great for PC (and Mac) and the program to burn my image files worked flawless to recognize the DVD drive I put in the enclosure

I measured my DVD drive before ordering to make sure it fits and it's flush

Thanks again - Highly recommended

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Be careful of your drive size April 12, 2014 I purchased prior to pulling my Blu-Ray Drive (Pioneer) from my tower. I failed to read the previous review, and didn't check the specs. I do wish OWC would provide a more prominent warning that the drive may not fit. Oh well, I mainly needed the interface so I'll do a little hack.

Reviewer: SteveM Location: San Diego, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Ok, but won't fit some drives July 10, 2012 Bought this SATA optical drive case for my LG Blu-Ray burner (model CH12). You would think that these things must come in standard sizes, but my drive is about 1/4" too long to fit this case properly. My choices were to 1) return the case for a refund, 2) let the drive stick out the front and not have the ability to hold it in place with the supplied screws, or 3) install the drive with the screws which, by the way, aligns it flush with the front so it looks correctly fitted, but now the SATA adaptor board & power connector, etc. are hanging out the back by 1/4". I chose option #3 and added some black tape to hold it all together. The case itself is ok - it's an inexpensive molding, which is what you might expect at the price. In fact it's a fairly high-quality molding when compared to some other inexpensive drive cases I've seen recently. One final caveat: the lightly-frosted but semi-gloss finish is a magnet for fingerprints that don't rub out without some sort of spray cleaner. No big deal, but they might have chosen a somewhat rougher / mottled finish that would not have had this problem. The supplied USB cable is 24" long - too short for my installation, but it may be fine for yours.

The bottom line: it works, with some slight modification, and I can now use my LG BD burner as an external drive.

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing July 11, 2012 The optical drive depth requirement is listed in the specifications: 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in(17cm) and shorter)
OWC Value Line Mfr P/N: VL2STOPTU2 OWC SKU: OWCVL2STOPTU2 USB 2.0 5.25" Optical Drive
External Kit
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