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Mercury Pro
5.25" Optical Drive External Enclosure

Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.0
Optical drive sold seperately
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.
Add Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB equipped computer.
The OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Enclosure makes CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning* Plug and Play easy. A fast USB 3.0 interface and an aluminum design provides portable convenience and flexibility for use with both Macs and PCs. Now you can add a high performance external optical drive to a notebook or desktop computers.


Please note: disc read/write capabilities vary depending upon installed drive.
Drive shown for illustrative purposes only. Drive mechanism not included.

Product Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • MR3UKIT

Chipset

  • USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1053E)

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I and II optical drives (all CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives with a depth up to 7 inches (17.8 cm))

Material

  • Aluminum

Power Supply

  • 12V/3A Auto Switching International External Power Supply

Cooling

  • Fanless

Port Configuration

  • (1) USB 3.0 port

Width

  • 166 mm (6.5 in.)

Height

  • 52 mm (2.0 in.)

Length

  • 210 mm (8.3 in.)

Weight

  • 1800 g (4.0 lbs.)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR3UKIT UPC#: 812437023701

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Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro External Optical Enclosure
  • 0.6 meter (24") USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Standard-B)
  • External power supply and power cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • 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

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.

1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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 4.4 / 5 4 out of 5 (80%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: gregory Location: Carthage, Mo. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 2/5 this product came close March 29, 2018 this 5.25 inch enclosure for disc drives ect. looks nice but falls short of fitting correctly. the Sony BR drive i have is not flush with the front of the enclosure but i kept it anyway because i needed something to hold the disc drive. I have bought a lot of product from MacSales and will continue to do so, this one just fell a little short. i am attaching a photo of the fit i have described.

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Response from MacSales.com, Call Center March 30, 2018 Hello! I'm very sorry to hear about any issues with the fit on the Mercury Pro. This is designed to work with drives that are 7" or less deep, and there were a few optical drives that are longer than those 7". I'm sorry if that wasn't clear on the product description. Feel free to contact us at 1-800-275-4576 for any further assistance if needed!
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Reviewer: KR3Bannon Location: Pahrump, NV Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy install, works great November 16, 2017 Install is straightforward, they have a video online if you need to watch it---I did, and made sense. Needed this to preserve an internal BD / DVD burner when I changed to a 2017 iMac. Works the same now but is outside my computer.

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Reviewer: leeberg Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid Case, But USB 3.0 Does not Speed Disc Writing September 21, 2017 This is a nice case, and installing the Blu-Ray drive was simple. I had the misconception that connecting via USB 3.0 might speed up disc writing, but I guess that the issue is in the Pioneer burner.

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Reviewer: EEMac Location: Olympia, WA
Rating: 5/5 Fast, quiet, quality August 4, 2017 Works well. I installed a Pioneer BDR-2209 (aka BDR-209UBK) and it went off without a hitch. Test burns have had no problems so far. Fanless construction is nice!

The included two-foot USB cable is high quality but too short. The enclosure uses a standard USB 3 type B connector, so longer cables are cheap and easy to find.

Desktop-sized optical drives work a lot faster than slimline portable ones! This enclosure is a great way to get a $current_technology$ drive without the limitations of a laptop form factor.

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Reviewer: Hinkle Location: South Carolina Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Product January 1, 2017 I had ordered a new tower PC and it only had one slot for a DVD drive. I had two drives with my old tower so I removed the second DVD drive from the old tower and installed it into the Mercury Pro External USB 3.0 Enclosure. Installation and hook up of the second drive using the Mercury Pro was easy and had no problem accessing it using Windows 10.

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