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OWC Mercury Pro

14X External Blu-ray Burner

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
The next generation of storage technology.
The OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Solution is Plug and Play easy. Archive massive amounts of data, and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars! USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 with transfer rates of up to 300MB/s! With so many interface choices, it's compatible with virtually any system.

Supports the burning of up to 128GB of data or high definition video per Blu-ray disc, or up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs. This drive is compatible with single-, dual-, and quad-layer Blu-ray media for up to 128GB of storage on a single optical disc.
M-DISC – Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
Reads and Writes Blu-ray discs
Although commercial Blu-ray movie playback not supported in OS X, Blu-ray discs do mount on the desktop and can be backed up to the computer or played via third party software options.
Get started right away with included media
This OWC Mercury Optical solution includes 2 pieces of 25GB BD-R Write-Once media in slimline cases.
Note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Get ready to be creative, the possibilities are endless with the OWC Mercury Pro!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro Quad Interface External Blu-ray Drive
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable
  • 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin - 9 pin Connecting Cable
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin - 6 pin Connecting Cable
  • eSATA connecting cable
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable
  • Two (2) Pieces 25GB BD-R 4x Write-Once Media
  • Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3
  • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Oxford 934DSB

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in (17cm) and shorter)

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 Port
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) - 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) - 1 Port
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards Compatible) - 1 Port

Recommended eSATA Cards

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Macintosh System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 or later
  • USB 2.0 Interface and OS X (any version)

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.
  • USB 2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Power Supply

  • 110v US Standard Power Cable & 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply

OWC Notes

  • Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep.
    • To disable hard disk sleep go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
  • Drive is Plug & Play natively supported by Apple iLife, Apple iDVD, etc with Mac OS X 10.4.3 and later.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.4.2, the latest version 10.4.11 is a free update we recommend installing.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.3.x, you will need PatchBurn for 10.3.x for support.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.2.8, you will need PatchBurn for 10.2.8 for support.
  • This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or earlier.
  • Apple software currently does not support Blu-ray drives, but the DVD and CD burning/reading portions of the OS do function.
    • It is expected a future release of the OS will add Blu-ray support and the ability to display HD Blu-ray video.

External Case Dimensions

  • 6.3 in (D) x 11.3 in (W) x 3.1 in (H)
    (16.00 cm x 28.70 cm x 7.87 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.0lbs (1.81kg)

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C – 55°C (41°F – 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2ms
  • (non-operating) 175G 2ms

Warranty

LG Super Multi Blue Specs:

General

Drive Type
Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
WH14NS40
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
BD-ROM: 180ms typ.
DVD-ROM: 160ms typ.
DVD-RAM: 180ms typ.
CD-ROM: 150ms typ.
Supported Formats
BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM, XA-Ready, CD-I, Photo-CD (Single & Multi-Session), Video-CD, CD-Audio Disc, Mixed Mode, CD-ROM (Data and Audio), CD-R, CD-RW

Capacity

Data Capacity
128GB : Blu-ray Quad Layer
50GB : Blu-ray Double Layer
25GB : Blu-ray
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Physical

Height (max)
41.3mm (1.6")
Width (max)
146.0mm (5.7")
Length (max)
172mm (6.8")
Weight (typical)
0.8kg (1.8lbs.)

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 45° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-30° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity
15% to 80% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
10% to 90 % R.H.

M-DISC Support

Yes
M-DISC DVD / Blu-ray engraving / burning requires M-DISC specific media
(available separately)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
10X
BD-R
10X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BDXL (Quad Layer)
6X
DVD-RAM
12X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
12X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
48X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

BD-R
14X
BD-RE
2X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
2X
BDXL (Quad Layer)
6X
M-DISC/+M
4X
DVD-RAM
12X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
Burning software that supports Blu-ray, such as Toast.
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
Minimum of 1 GB of RAM
30GB or more available hard drive space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)
OWC Notes:

  1. M-DISC DVD engraving / burning requires M-DISC specific media.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR2F8BDRW14

Software

Prosoft
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! Click here to purchase software separately from solution

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OWC 14X OWC Mercury Pro Mfr P/N: MR2F8BDRW14 OWC SKU: OWCMR2F8BDRW14 Optical Solution 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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