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LG Super-Multi Drive Mac Pro Kit

16X 5.25" Internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD Writer
Complete Kit for 2006-2012 Mac Pro models

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
Read and write Blu-ray discs at 16x with the WH16NS40 that allows you to record up to 128GB of files, photos, or documents onto a quad-layer BD-R disc. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and faster performance while M-DISC™ provides superior reliability in data storage that is perfect for archiving important data.
Mac Pro Kit
No mater which Mac Pro you own, this kit comes with all the cabling and full-color instructions you need to add a second optical drive to your workstation.
Can't Find an IDE/ATA Drive? No Problem.
Just because IDE/ATA optical drives are no longer made doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to upgrade your 2006-2008 Mac Pro model. These Mac Pro models actually have two factory open SATA ports that go unused. So we provide all the cabling and instructions in this kit that you need to utilize one for your optical drive upgrade.
Reads and Writes Blu-ray discs
Although commercial Blu-ray movie playback not supported in OS X, Blu-ray discs do mount on the desktop and can be backed up to the computer or played via third party software options.
M-DISC - Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
Bundled with Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel Software
OWC has included the software give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. Create, print, & share professional-looking CD and DVD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers. A $39.95 value included.
Protect Your Data with Prosoft Data Backup 3
Data Backup 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast. A $59.00 value included.

LG Super Multi Blue Specs:

General

Drive Type
Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
WH16NS40
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
BD-ROM: 180ms typ.
DVD-ROM: 160ms typ.
DVD-RAM: 180ms typ.
CD-ROM: 150ms typ.
Supported Formats
BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM, XA-Ready, CD-I, Photo-CD (Single & Multi-Session), Video-CD, CD-Audio Disc, Mixed Mode, CD-ROM (Data and Audio), CD-R, CD-RW

Capacity

Data Capacity
128GB : Blu-ray Quad Layer
50GB : Blu-ray Double Layer
25GB : Blu-ray
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Physical

Height (max)
41.3mm (1.6")
Width (max)
146.0mm (5.7")
Length (max)
172mm (6.8")
Weight (typical)
0.8kg (1.8lbs.)

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.

M-DISC Support

Yes
M-DISC DVD / Blu-ray engraving / burning requires M-DISC specific media
(available separately)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
12X
BD-R
12X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
6X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
12X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
48X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

BD-R
16X
BD-RE
2X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
12X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
2X
BD-RE (Triple Layer)
2X
M-DISC/+M
4X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
Burning software that supports Blu-ray, such as Toast.
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
Minimum of 1 GB of RAM
30GB or more available hard drive space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
Manufacturer provided specifications for LG p/n WH16NS40 UPC#: 058231310238
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.40GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core
(Mid 2010-2012)
(July, 2010 / June 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.

Includes

  • LG Super-Multi Drive 16X 5.25" Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer
  • Software Licenses: Digital Download
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel
    • ProSoft: Data Backup 3
  • Mac Pro Kit Including
    • Mac Pro SATA Optical Drive Installation Guide (for all Mac Pro models)
    • Internal SATA left angle connector to straight connector cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)
    • 4 Pin Male to 15 Pin Female Power Adapter Cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)

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! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 6 out of 6 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: MajorMatt1 Location: North of Philadelphia, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I can Play BlueRay on my mac December 14, 2016 Simple plug-in and play. I was given some BlueRay disks as a gift and I had no device to play them on in the house. So I picked up the LG 'Super-MultiDrive' BD/DVD/CD so I could convert the disks to play on my mac/apple TV. It was a very simple process.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: akicats Location: Athens, Greece Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Recorder for Mac Pro October 29, 2016 If you 're thinking of upgrading your Mac Pro, this BluRay Recorder is just great, fast, and reliable. I had two Optical drives who died, and, i couldn't find a ATA drive replacement. This one comes with a pretty easy to install SATA kit, and after a 10' installation, it worked fine. No drivers, or anything.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Huntington, WV Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Works Great March 18, 2016 I purchased the LG Super Multi Drive to replace an ailing Pioneer 208BD burner I had installed about two years ago. I have a Mac Pro Mid 2012 running OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). The installation of the new LG drive went without a hitch once I was able to remove the front plate of the drive tray (which was a little more difficult than it first appeared). I have so far burned 4 25GB blu-ray discs without a hitch. The drive just worked--no additional software installation was necessary. It is still early to determine how durable the drive is, as I have had it now only a few days, but so far, so good. While I did not need them, I really appreciated that OWC sent absolutely everything that would be needed to install the drive in terms of cables and manuals. The directions on removing the front plate could be a little clearer for bone heads like myself. Other than that, everything is perfect so far and I would definitely recommend this drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: El Cerrito, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works on my Mac Pro mid 2010 March 9, 2015 Replaced the current SuperDrive in my mid 2010 Mac Pro tower and can now watch and record BluRay movies with Toast 12 Titanium. Installed easily and works like a charm. No issues.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nova Scotia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This product was easy to install and works just fine. February 19, 2015 My original shipment was 'lost' in the mail - thanks CanadaPost :-( - but OWC was extremely helpfull in getting me a replacement

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Northern California Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect December 14, 2014 Fast, quiet, priced right, and easy to install (in my 2008 MacPro).

I would recommend this item to a friend!

LG 16X Internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD Writer - Mac Pro Kit Mfr P/N: WH16NS40 MacSales.com SKU: LGEWH16NS40MP 5.25" Internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD Writer Complete Kit for all Apple Mac Pro models 1 Year Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $160.48MacSales.com Price $65.75
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