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OWC Mercury

8X 9.5mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
2005-08 MacBook Pro 13-15" models including Software & Media

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have a white or black MacBook or a 15" MacBook Pro with the original combo drive? Or perhaps an older 4X or 6X optical drive in it that's just not fast enough anymore? How about being able to burn dual-layer discs? This replacement Super-MultiDrive is just what you're looking for!

The new OWC Mercury Super-MultiDrive is compatible with MacBook 13.3" and MacBook Pro 15" models prior to the late 2008 "Unibody" models. See the bottom of this page for the full list of compatible systems.
This Optical Drive Solution Includes:
  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • Optical Drive Installation Guide
  • Bundle Includes
    • Prosoft DataBackup 3 for OS X
    • NovaBackup for Windows
    • Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software
    • 10 Pieces DVD-R Media w/ Mini Jewel Case
OWC Note: This is the exact same type of Super-MultiDrive that Apple uses! You can install it into your MacBook/15" MacBook Pro yourself - Check out our installation videos for assistance!

If you would like professional installation, OWC offers that service too. Please contact us for more information.

OWC Mercury Super-Multidrive Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
9.5mm Laptop
Interface
EIDE/ATAPI
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
No Bezel
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
GSA-S10N
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT

Capacity

Data Capacity
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.7GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
No

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.39")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
127.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.16kg (0.35lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
6X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
6X
CD-ROM
24X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R DL
4X
DVD+R DL
4X
DVD-RW
4X
DVD+RW
4X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 50° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-40° C to 65° C
Operating Humidity
5% to 90% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
5% to 95% R.H.
OWC Notes:

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is highly recommended! 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MMB5SD8XDLK

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for Optical Drive installation.
  • Bundle Includes
    • Prosoft DataBackup 3 for OS X
    • NovaBackup for Windows
    • Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software
    • 10 Pieces DVD-R Media w/ Mini Jewel Case
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,2
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBook4,1
2.1GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2007)
(November, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook3,1
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Mid 2007)
(May, 2007)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
MacBook
MacBook (Late 2006)
(November, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook2,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz
MacBook
MacBook
(May, 2006)
Model ID: MacBook1,1
1.83GHz, 2.0GHz

Software

Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Dragon Burn enables Macintosh computer users to quickly and easily begin producing audio, data, mixed-mode CDs, DVDs, and BDs (Blu-ray Discs). Dragon Burn's Multi-Burning engine allows users to simultaneously write multiple CDs, DVDs, and BDs from single or multiple sorces. It also fully supports the newest internal and external drives. View detailed software info
Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
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! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Atlanta, GA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 fits and works well December 6, 2014 I bought this unit to replace the aging unit in my MacBook Pro- 13" mid-2010 build. Installation was relatively simple- I am a relative newbie- thanks in part to the video found on OWC's website. The drive seems to work well and did so from the start. I will f/u re: reliability issues if necessary.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canton, GA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very good deal October 23, 2014 The product package was very reasonably priced. The instructions to remove the old drive and install the new one were spot on. I haven't tried any of the additional software products yet but my new drive is working like a charm. No problems yet and I've been burning and watching DVDs like crazy. I always buy my Mac upgrade products from OWC because they always work without any problems.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kansas City, MO Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The product performs great! August 31, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Vancouver, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Addition ! April 16, 2013 I have had my 13.5 inch Macbook since 2006. It came with a DVD-R/CD R-RW drive and I was getting tired of using a add-on DVD RW drive to save /work with my big files. I saw this DVD-R-RW DL Drive on sale about 2 1/2 months ago and ordered it immediately. With your detailed instructions, available on your website, I replaced the internal DVD-R drive with this one and the difference is amazing. It has given my old macbook a new lease on life. I am using it almost as much as my desktop i-Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Mercury 8X 9.5mm Internal DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: MMB5SD8XDLK OWC SKU: OWCMMB5SD8XDLK 2005-08 MacBook Pro 13-15" models including Software & Media 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $102.97Bundle Priced for $59.99
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