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OWC Mercury

8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
For all 2005-2008 MacBook Pro 17" Models

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have a 17" MacBook Pro with an inoperable optical drive in it? Out of AppleCare? This replacement Super-MultiDrive is just what you're looking for!

The new OWC Mercury Super-MultiDrive is compatible with the 17" MacBook Pro. See the bottom of this page for the full list of compatible systems.
This Optical Drive Solution Includes:
  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for MacBook Pro 17" Optical Drive installation.
OWC Note: This is the exact same type of Super-MultiDrive that Apple uses! You can install it into your 17" 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.

Apple OEM Panasonic Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
12.7mm Laptop
Interface
ATAPI / Ultra DMA Mode4
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
No Bezel
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
UJ-85-JC
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Physical

Height (max)
12.7mm (0.50")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
129.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.14kg (0.31lbs.)

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
2.4X
DVD+R DL
2.4X
DVD-RW
4X
DVD+RW
4X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X

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

Performance

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

Reliability

Warranty
90 Day OWC Warranty

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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MMB7SD8XDL UPC#: 812437023404

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for MacBook Pro 17" Optical Drive installation.
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
(February, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookPro4,1
2.5GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007)
(June, 2007)
Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
2.4GHz, 2.6GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
(October, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro2,1
2.33GHz
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
(April, 2006)
Model ID: MacBookPro1,2
2.16GHz

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: PaulSibley Location: Decatur, Ga Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Power users and up should patiently perform this repair. December 31, 2016 Great instructional video. Good product. Take your time if you do this repair.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: allspice Location: Stuttgart Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product is a perfect match for a pre-Unibody MacBook Pro September 20, 2016 It is good to know that OWC cares about the preservation of venerable pre-Unibody MacBook Pros. The OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer is a perfect match for my MacBookPro3,1. Next to a 1-TB OWC SSD, it now beautifully plays the Last Samurai movie on a 17" display. A perfect tool, as Katsumoto would say: "I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new."

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Spain Age: 25-34 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect! January 19, 2015 This product is perfect for you Macbook Por 17", as original.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tokoroa, New Zealand Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great replacement and easy to install January 8, 2013 Installing the dvd drive into my 2006 MBP was easy with the OWC online videos. The only problem was the first dvd drive they sent me was not working but the second one that arrived worked perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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