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OWC Value Line

24X USB 2.0 External DVD Writer
with Software

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Add Plug and Play CD and DVD disc burning to any USB equipped computer.
The OWC Value Line Optical Drive Solution makes CD & DVD 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.
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.
Total Backup & Archive Solution
Backing up to optical media is becoming increasing more popular - especially for photos, audio files and video. This optical solution includes all the software you need to archive your data on either a Mac or a PC. Don't let your only copy be the one on your hard drive - optical media is durable, portable and easy to store.
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 Value Line includes
  • OWC Value Line USB Drive
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 Amp, 5 Volt 3 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable - 3'
  • Backup and Utility software
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • OWC Disc Labeling Software Bundle
    • LightScribe System Software
    • LightScribe Simple Labeler
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Sunplus IT SATALink SPIF303

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
    0.75MB
    Mounting Orientation
    Horizontal / Vertical
    Manufacturer Model Number
    GH24NS95
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes

    Performance

    Access Time
    DVD-ROM: 130ms typ.
    CD-ROM: 110ms 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
    12X
    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)

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

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)

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 VLU2SD24XS UPC#: 794504326857

Software

OWC Disc Labeling Software Bundle for Mac OS X
All the software you need to label your finished discs on your Mac! Includes: LightScribe System Software, LightScribe Simple Labeler & Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel 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 LightScribe Simple Labeler info | View detailed Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel 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 4.6 / 5 15 out of 15 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Antonio, TX Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good, sturdy external drive. Gets the job done. December 12, 2015 Easy to get up and running. Was just what I needed for a big copying job (75 DVDs for a class).

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Springs, CO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Product is Perfect for What We Needed July 5, 2015 My husband has and older generation iBook with an internal DVD drive that gave up the ghost. When I read that you had external drives that would work with his iBook, it was with great excitement we placed an order. It arrived on time in perfect condition and works like a charm. Thank you so much. He is so very happy to be able to use DVDs and CDs again, especially his back-ups.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 excellent. Just plug and play July 5, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Longmont CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Another good purchase June 11, 2015 Could probably say this about all my purchases from Macsales/OWC: Great price, fast ship, plug and play, and a definite improvement over what it replaced. Thanks!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: LA, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect replacement optical drive April 21, 2015 I bought this when the internal drive on my 2009 iMac died. Sad to learn the Apple USB drive won't work with these old Macs. I needed a drive that could do it all: burn CDs in iTunes, play movies in DVD Player, burn movies using iDVD, and work with Handbrake for...what handbrake does. This OWC LG drive passed all the tests! It does everything my internal drive used to do, only faster. Best $49 spent. Only downside is I now have *another* wall wart contributing to the power rat's nest behind my computer. Also, it arrived at my door faster than expected...thanks, OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Performs as described April 8, 2015 Seems well built and right product for my needs.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Michigan, US Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works as expected January 9, 2015 It's a simple USB portable burner. What else can I say?

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: talmy Location: Oregon Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Needed for new DVD-driveless iMac January 5, 2015 I recently bought a new iMac to replace an older one that had a built-in DVD drive. Since I need to read/burn CDs and DVDs I searched for an external and selected this one because of its low price and buying from OWC insures me that it will work with my iMac.

And work it does! Not only is it much faster than the old drive, it is also much quieter, and being a tray loader is easier to use. Frankly, I wish I bought it earlier and used it on my old iMac. It also seems to be sturdily constructed.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boulder, CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 great plug-and-play drive December 1, 2014 The SuperDrive in my late 2006 MacBook Pro died. This drive is literally plug-and-play, and was an easier solution for me at the time than replacing the internal drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boston,MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works with iMAC November 26, 2014 My 2006 imac's built-in dvd burner stopped working. Previous purchases from OWC have been satisfactory so I bought from them again hoping to achieve the same satisfactory results. I have, so far anyway. This burner has performed the tasks that it's supposed to perform. It has burned cd's and dvd's with no errors and I watch commercial dvd's on it every day with no problems using the free VLC software that OWC recommended I install. There was a problem when I connected the unit to my imac. I had read other users' reviews before buying the unit so from their experience I knew that the USB cord shipped by OWC could be the problem. I connected the unit to my imac with one of my own spare USB cords and right away my imac recognized the unit and has continued to do so ever since.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Vsry satisfied with purchase November 11, 2014 This is a standard product which performs as expected. It can write to M discs which have a very long life but are expensive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Lake Forest, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Incredible Device November 1, 2014 My Apple Slim Drive went haywire on me and needed something basic. No BluRay. While there were other slim guys, this one was a basic machine and the fact it was LG mechanism persuaded me to purchase this model. Best money spent. Easy to hook up to my MiniMac and so easy to use. I did not even install the software that came with it. Burns smoking' fast too and music CDs sound quality is outstanding. Works great with iTunes. Love it.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Three Rivers, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It's better than I expected! July 27, 2014 I bought it because the one in my laptop quit working and it works so much better than the one in my computer. It's super fast and so simple to operate. I've burned 25 DVDs on it without a problem. I like that it's very stable because of the rubber feet that it has. I wish I'd purchased this sooner. I highly recommend this product. I also like the size, it's not thin or skimpy in size or weight.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: USA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 External 24X DVD DL USB 2.0 Super MultiDrive July 4, 2013 OWC External 24X DVD DL USB 2.0 Super MultiDrive DVD /DL/CDRWLG OWCVLU2SD24XS

Requires 110V/60Hz external power. Pwr supply and a very short USB cable are included.

Mac OS10.4.11 with dual 2.5GHz PPC

I realize my Mac G5 is somewhat outdated, but for sure there are thousands out there using this OS/hardware combo, so I feel it's still valid. This burner performs at 4X speed maximum on my Mac. While this is decidedly slow, I sometimes choose a slower burn speed even if faster speeds are available. I'm just superstitious about writing data as error free as possible.

This LG DVD burner came from OWC, still my preferred Mac vendor by far. It works OK if you know a little about your Mac and you don't mind using Disk Utility to do some simple operations, like eject the DVD, or get the Mac to recognize it.

I find that even this DVD burner is plugged in, online and ready to burn, I don't see it on my Desktop or in Finder. So when you click "Burn", and OS10.4.11 prompts "Insert blank disc", I simply put in the blank DVD, and close the tray with the button, and wait. After about 15 secs my MacG5 PPC recognizes it and the burning starts.

Ejecting the DVD is easy, because once the files are written, the icon of the DVD does show on my desktop, and I can drag it to the trash/eject as normal. But it has been weird at least once, where I needed disc utility to either make it show up or go away.

Don't be tricked into the slim DVD burner you can buy at the Apple store for about $90, the one listed for use with "all Macs with external CD/DVD players" and without any OS compatibility info on the box or in the paperwork. The slim DVD burner is not recognized by OS10.4.11

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Updated Review May 7, 2013 Highly recommend using the online chat assistance. After extensive frustration with what appeared to be a non-compatible device, it turns out the USB cable was defective. The burner is working fantastic!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 24X Value Line Mfr P/N: VLU2SD24XS OWC SKU: OWCVLU2SD24XS USB 2.0 External DVD Drive 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $59.99MacSales.com Price $49.00
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