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OWC Mercury

8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
For iMac Intel and all iMac G5 models including Software & Media

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have an Apple iMac Intel or iMac G5 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 Apple iMac Intel 2006, 2007, and Early 2008 Models or all iMac G5 17" and 20" systems.
This Optical Drive Solution Includes:
  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for iMac Intel or iMac G5 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
OWC Note: Installation requires removal of existing Optical Drive bracket. Model specific installation instructions included with optical drive. Check out our installation videos for assistance!

For iMac Intel or iMac G5 systems, 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 iMac Intel or iMac G5 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
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: iMac7,1
2.4GHz, 2.8GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac6,1
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (24-inch Early 2008)
(April, 2008)
Model ID: iMac8,1
2.8GHz, 3.06GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2008)
(April, 2008)
Model ID: iMac8,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Mid 2007)
(August, 2007)
Model ID: iMac7,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,1
2.16GHz, 2.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (20-inch Early 2006)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: iMac4,1
2.0GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,2
1.83GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Late 2006)
(September, 2006)
Model ID: iMac5,1
2.0GHz, 2.16GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Mid 2006)
(July, 2006)
Model ID: iMac4,2
1.83Hz
iMac Intel
iMac (17-inch Early 2006)
(January, 2006)
Model ID: iMac4,1
1.83GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch iSight)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac12,1
2.1GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch Ambient Light Sensor)
(May, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac8,2
2.0GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (20-inch)
(August, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac8,1
1.8GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch iSight)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac12,1
1.9GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch Ambient Light Sensor)
(May, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac8,2
1.8GHz, 2.0GHz
iMac G5
iMac G5 (17-inch)
(August, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac8,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz

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 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Compton, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 "Now I'm Happy" October 31, 2015 The original one failed and was making very unusual noise. This new on is right and left on!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alaska Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great advice from Live Chat rep June 13, 2015 Enabled me to order a replacement optical drive for one that failed in an old 2008 iMac. Unit was an exact match to the old drive and install instructions were good.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orlando, FL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Success! May 13, 2015 Just like it said it would, fit my 20" mid 2007 iMac. Install was easy and was back in business again. I'm glad I went this route verse leaving a dead drive in place and using an external. Much better!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boynton Beach, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 SuperDrive all messed up? Replace it! January 30, 2015 This SuperDrive is compatible with my iMac 24" Mid 2007. The drive interface for my iMac is ATA Bus (ATAPI); not the same as the drives in the 2009 iMac, which were SATA interface.

This drive fit perfectly without modification, and the operation is flawless. For an additional $8.00, you can get a CD containing backup software, and 10 DVD-R discs.

If you still have a use for a working CD/DVD drive, this will get your system back in shape.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oswego, NY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Upgrade to the Imac Superdrive August 11, 2014 OWC provides an updated version to the original OEM Superdrive. Well built and easy to install. You can't go wrong getting double the speed at such a great price!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Mercury 8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: OWCMIMACSD8XDKA OWC SKU: OWCMIMACSD8XDKA For iMac Intel or all iMac G5 models including Software & Media 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $94.99OWC Price $39.00
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