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OWC Mercury

8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
For PowerBook G4 12/15/17"

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have a 12" PowerBook 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 12" PowerBook. 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 PowerBook G4 Optical Drive installation.
OWC Note: Installation requires alteration to existing Optical Drive bracket in all 12" models. Installation instructions included with optical drive. Check out our installation videos for assistance!

Although this is an Apple Rom/OEM optical drive, due to limitations of these in your specific Mac model you cannot boot from CD by holding the 'c' key down - all other functions are not affected.  Further note, this does not in any way impact read or write capabilities of this drive in your specific Mac model.

For 12" G4 "Aluminum" 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 DVDDL/CD Burner 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCMPB12SD8XDLA

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for PowerBook G4 Optical Drive installation.
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz)
(January, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook6,8
1.5GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz)
(April, 2004)
Model ID: PowerBook6,4
1.33GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI)
(September, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook6,2
1.0GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (12-inch)
(January, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook6,1
867MHz
OWC Mercury 8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: OWCMPB12SD8XDLA OWC SKU: OWCMPB12SD8XDLA For PowerBook G4 12" 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $79.95OWC Price $29.00
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