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OWC Mercury

8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
For all iBook G4 12"/14" models including Software & Media

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have an Apple iBook G4 system? with CD Burning capability, but DVD Read only? Or, do you already have a Superdrive, but would like to burn Faster? This is the ticket - and it supports the new 8.5GB Dual Layer Burning technology too!

The new OWC optical Internal is compatible with all iBook G4 12" and 14" systems.
This Optical Drive Solution Includes:
  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for iBook G4 Optical Drive installation.
  • Bundle Includes
    • Prosoft DataBackup 3 for OS X
    • NovaBackup for Windows
    • Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software
    • 10 Pieces 8x of DVD-R Media w/ Mini Jewel Case
OWC Note: Installation requires alteration to existing Optical Drive bracket. Model specific installation instructions included with optical drive. Check out our installation videos for assistance!

For iBook G4 ystems, professional installation is highly recommended. 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
12.7mm Laptop
Interface
EIDE/ATAPI
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
No Bezel
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
AD-5670A
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)
12.7mm (0.50")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
129.0mm (5.08")
Weight (typical)
0.23kg (0.5lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
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
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X

Reliability

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 50° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-30° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity
15% 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.
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Includes

  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for iBook G4 Optical Drive installation.
  • Bundle Includes
    • Prosoft DataBackup 3 for OS X
    • NovaBackup for Windows
    • Dragon Burn Blu-ray/DVD/CD Authoring Software
    • 10 Pieces 8x of DVD-R Media w/ Mini Jewel Case
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iBook G4
iBook G4 (14-inch Mid 2005)
(July, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook6,7
1.42GHz
iBook G4
iBook G4 (14-inch)
(April, 2004)
Model ID: PowerBook6,5
1.0GHz, 1.2GHz
iBook G4
iBook G4 (14-inch)
(October, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook6,3
933MHz, 1.0GHz
iBook G4
iBook G4 (12-inch Mid 2005)
(July, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook6,7
1.33GHz
iBook G4
iBook G4 (12-inch)
(April, 2004)
Model ID: PowerBook6,5
1.0GHz
iBook G4
iBook G4 (12-inch)
(October, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook6,3
800MHz

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 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Baxter,Tn Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Drive October 19, 2014 If you've been thinking about upgrading or replacing your drive and now ready to buy you can't go wrong with this drive i looked long and hard for mine and I'm completely satisfied with this choice

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Mercury 8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: OWCMIBG4SD8XDKA MacSales.com SKU: OWCMIBG4SD8XDKA For all iBook G4 12"/14" models including Software & Media 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $94.99MacSales.com Price $39.00
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