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OWC Mercury

8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer
For PowerBook G4 'Ti', 'AL' 15/17"
including Software & Media

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
  • Mac
  • PC
  • DVD Multi Recorder
  • Blu-Ray
 
Do you have a 15" or 17" 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 15" or 17" 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.
  • 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: Although this is an Apple Rom/OEM optical drive, due to limitations of these in your specific Mac model - please note the following bootability changes:
  • For PowerBook G4 pre-2005 models - please note that you cannot boot from CD by holding the 'c' key down - all other functions are not affected.
  • For PowerBook G4 Titanium models - booting from this optical drive requires choosing the drive as the startup disk under system preferences, then restarting machine.
Further note, this does not in any way impact read or write capabilities of this drive in your specific Mac model.

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.
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Includes

  • OWC Mercury Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • OWC Installation manual for PowerBook 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
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch DL Super Drive)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook5,9
1.67GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz)
(January, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook5,7
1.67GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.5GHz)
(April, 2004)
Model ID: PowerBook5,5
1.5GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz)
(September, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook5,3
1.33GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (17-inch)
(January, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook5,1
1.0GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (15-inch DL Super Drive)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook5,8
1.67GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz)
(January, 2005)
Model ID: PowerBook5,6
1.5GHz, 1.67GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.5/1.33GHz)
(April, 2004)
Model ID: PowerBook5,4
1.33GHz, 1.5GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800)
(September, 2003)
Model ID: PowerBook5,2
1.0GHz, 1.25GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (1GHz/867MHz)
(November, 2002)
Model ID: PowerBook3,5
867MHz, 1.0GHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (DVI)
(April, 2002)
Model ID: PowerBook3,4
667MHz, 800MHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
(October, 2001)
Model ID: PowerBook3,3
550MHz, 667MHz
PowerBook G4
PowerBook G4
(January, 2001)
Model ID: PowerBook3,2
400MHz, 500MHz

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
OWC Mercury 8X 12.7mm Internal DVD/CD Writer Mfr P/N: OWCMPBG4SD8XDKA OWC SKU: OWCMPBG4SD8XDKA For PowerBook G4 'Ti', 'AL' 15/17" including Software & Media 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $94.99OWC Price $39.00
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