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Mercury Pro
16X 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

  • MR3UBDRW16

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 WH16NS40 16X 5.25" Internal Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

Power Supply

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.0 in (5.2 cm)
  • Width: 6.5 in (16.6cm)
  • Length: 8.3 in (21.0 cm)

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 16x 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
WH16NS40
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
12X
BD-R
12X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
6X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
DVD-RAM
5X
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
16X
BD-RE
2X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
12X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
2X
BD-RE (Triple Layer)
2X
M-DISC/+M
4X
DVD-RAM
5X
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)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR3UBDRW16 UPC#: 812437022612

Gallery

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro 16X External Blu-ray Burner
  • 0.6 meter (24") USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Standard-B)
  • External power supply and power cable
  • 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

Smile DiskLabel for Mac OS X
Full Version! With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional.
A $35.95 value! 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

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 4.6 / 5 7 out of 8 (88%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Gold Coast, Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My MAC loves it!!! July 13, 2016 I persevered for years with an inferior product, wasting blu-ray disc after blu-ray disk until I finally searched again for a MAC-compatible blu-ray burner, bit the bullet and bought the LG M-DISC from MacSales.com and haven't looked back! I've been archiving my huge image libraries to blu-ray almost daily!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NY Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good burner June 14, 2016 A little big in size but works great. Everything that I burned with it plays no problem. I bought this mainly because it was the only one that confirmed to work with EL Captain. If your looking to use it to mainly back up date you could actually burn discs using finder. Kinda cool and pretty fast. I never achieve the speed that the burner claims is capable. It mostly burns at 8x which for me is more then enough. Time will tell how durable the burner is.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 works great June 1, 2016 It is probably too early to post a useful review since I just received it in the mail today but thought I might as well be the first. It is truly plug and play with my late 2015 27-inch maxed-out iMac running 10.11.5. Was a bit concerned when I first turned it on and did not see any desktop icon appear. But apparently an icon does not show unless there is a readable disc in the unit. First project was to burn a 20gb home video I had put together several years ago using old version iMovie and iDVD. It was a dv file. I right-clicked on file in finder, clicked on burn and was told what size disc to insert. I inserted a BD-R disc which came with the unit and proceeded to burn, finish and verify, all automatically. There was no need for a third party program like Toast or whatever. When it was done the disc icon appeared on the desktop and I was able to eject from there. I put the disc into the BD rom unit on my PC and it played perfectly. The unit appears to be solidly built. I will try to remember to update my review in a few months as I work more with the unit. But so far I am very pleased.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Columbia, TN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Great Optical Drive w/Blu-ray Read & Write May 18, 2016 Plain and simple this is great value and a very fast drive that can handle all media formats extremely well. Bottom Line: when connecting the drive to a Mac be sure to attach it directly to the Mac's USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports. A daisy-chain connection did NOT work for me.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wembury, Plymouth, UK Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 'Does what it says on the tin' May 14, 2016 I ordered this Blu-ray burner so I could make a Blu-ray disc of my holiday that I had first edited on my iMac. I had already bought a Blu-ray burner but it didn't do the job (the Toast programme kept telling me I didn't have enough space on the disc - a 25gb Blu-ray disc and my video only came to 14gb). I transferred my video to the Toast program and followed your steps on how to finish editing and how to burn the disc, which was fine until I came to burning the disc. HOWEVER this Blu-ray burner is BRILLIANT. It did it first time and it plays on our Sony Blu-ray machine without any problems. Your steps on how to use the Toast programme gets top marks from me. It was very easy to follow. I have used a video editing programme on my PC before and the burning process was included in the same programme but the video only came out as HD quality and not 1080 quality meaning it was degraded from the original video, but I have now got the iMac and use iMovie. That was a steep learning curve as well because no video editing suits are alike and when I had fnished the movie, I then had to import it into the Toast programme in order to carry on and do the burn. (I very nearly gave up I can tell you!) However, with your help and with the new Blu-ray burner I am all set for the next holiday video to be edited and burnt.

It arrived so quickly too - I believe I ordered it on the Tuesday evening - I live in the UK - and I received it on the Thursday morning!!! Couldn't believe it really seeing as it came from America.

I would recommend you to anyone.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bayonne NJ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 wonderful blu-ray burner April 25, 2016 I purchased this USB 3.0 Ble-Ray burner to burn high definition disks of my son's wedding. The project went off flawlessly without any problems. The disks produced run perfectly in my PC as well as numerous blu=ray disk players. This drive was a perfect solution for me. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to burn quality disks.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Burns M-DISC Perfectly, Rock-solid Performance April 17, 2016 Burns M-DISC Perfectly, Rock-solid Performance.

I have several these working on different Mac's. Mac Pro Towers and Mac Minis. As many know, Apple is hostile to optical media. This has nothing do with the fact that Apple sells downloaded movies.

With the advent of 1000 year lifetime M-DISC, optical media is roaring back.

Very happy with this drive. Zero problems.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Seems to be OK January 18, 2016 haven't had a chance to run it through it's paces, but seems OK.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Mercury Pro 16X Blu-ray, 16X DVD, 48X CD Read/Write solution Mfr P/N: MR3UBDRW16 OWC SKU: OWCMR3UBDRW16 Aluminum housed desktop optical drive with USB 3.0 and M-DISC support for reliable long-term storage. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $149.00MacSales.com Price $129.99
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