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Mercury Pro
14X Blu-ray, 16X DVD, 48X CD Read/Write solution

Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.0
The All-New Desktop Optical
Configured for your workflow
Now with an updated design, Mercury Pro is the premier drive to bring optical media back to your workflow. With a sleek, durable aluminum chassis, and high-speed USB 3.0 interface, Mercury Pro delivers reliable performance that matches its good looks. It's cooler, quieter, and better than ever.
Universal USB 3.0 connectivity
The new Mercury Pro is plug-and-play compatible with both Mac and PC workflows, making it your versatile premium optical drive. With high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity, playback of optical media, data transfer, and archive all happen as fast as possible, with bandwidth to spare.
The perfect long-term archive solution
M-DISC sets the standard for long-term safe data storage, and the new Mercury Pro supports this revolutionary format, making it the ideal solution for reliable long-term backup and archiving. M-DISC is an archival-quality storage solution that protects your data from degradation and loss for 1,000 years or more.

M-DISCs use a proprietary layer made from inorganic, rock-like material for permanent data storage, protected from data rot and extremes of light, humidity and temperature change. Because the M-DISC ready Mercury Pro engraves the data into this layer, write once and read forever.
Reliability and support you can count on
Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Pro is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because our goal is always 100% reliability, it's rigorously quality tested, and backed by our 1 year warranty and 24/7 Customer Support.


Please note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with this drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.

Mercury Pro Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • MR3UBDRW14

Software Requirements

  • OS
    • OS X 10.6 or later
    • Windows XP or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 interface
  • Recommended (Best Performance)
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1053E)

Standard Mechanism

  • LG WH14NS40 14X 5.25" Internal Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

Power Supply

Dimensions

  • Height: 5.8 cm (2.3 in)
  • Width: 16.8 cm (6.6 in)
  • Length: 21.1 cm (8.3 in)

Weight

  • With Drive: 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg)
  • Without Drive: 4.0 lbs. (1.8 kg)

Operating Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° – 107°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° – 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −40° – 149°
    • Temperature (°C) −40 – 65°

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 MR3UBDRW14 UPC#: 812437022582

Gallery

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro 14X External Blu-ray Burner
  • 0.6 meter (24") USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Standard-B)
  • External power supply and power cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • (2) Philips 4X BD-R Blu-ray media in case
  • Software
    • Smile DiscLabel® for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 7

Software

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

Warranty

OWC 1 Year Brand Standard Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 4 out of 4 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TimFrazier69 Location: Nashville, NC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product and reliable October 24, 2016 This is a great product and has been working flawlessly since the purchase.

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

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Reviewer: JohnInMadison Location: Madison, WI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Super fast ripping optical October 2, 2016 Amazingly fast for ripping CD's! These speed ratings are real ... not cooked up "ideal test case" numbers from some goofy lab. Great addition to modern iMac's ... rather bulky if you plan to move it around more than monthly, but I never do.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Milw. / TCW Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 This product exactly what I needed April 8, 2016 Great product add an excellent Price. Quality of this product is very high with the aluminum case. Makes excellent DVD's Ian HD and Blu-ray

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orlando, FL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Ordered in Dec, just got round to opening it, Feb March 1, 2016 The drive case itself feels very solid, I dont like the plastic quality that alot of external cases have. The only complaint I have is that when I first tried to use the drive, it didnt work. Toast didnt recognize it, and it would not mount any CDs. I cracked open the case and saw that the SATA connector wasnt seated. Reseated it and its fine now. Might want to do a bit more quality checks...but otherwise satisfied.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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