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Mercury Pro
5.25" Optical Drive External Enclosure

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Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.2 Gen 1
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 3.2 Gen 1 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 3.2 Gen 1 interface and an aluminum design provides portable convenience and flexibility for use with both Macs and PCs. Now you can add high performance optical drive functionality with stylish value to 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



  • 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 6.77 inches (17.2 cm))


  • Aluminum

Power Supply

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


  • Fanless

Port Configuration

  • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port


  • 16.8 cm (6.77 in)


  • 5.8 cm (2.3 in)


  • 21.1 cm (8.3 in)


  • 1.1 kg (2.40 lbs)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR3UKIT UPC#: 812437023701



  • 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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ChildcarePro Location: San Diego, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Best optical drive case EVER April 24, 2018 4.5 stars, best case I've ever owned for an optical drive.

This case is awesome. Here's what I love: 1. Shock mounts - this case has rubber shock mounts for all 8 side screw mount points. I get NO noise from this box except with track seeks/menu loads. No noise with reads. 2. Rubber feet for sound isolation. Again, dead silent. 3. Short front to back. Most other cases are about an inch longer. Being short makes it take up less valuable desktop real estate. 4. USB 3 - USB 2 is fast enough for Blu-ray 16X drives, but it's nice to have the extra headroom

OK let me get the niggles out of the way: 1. The front bezel is a little thin and bendy, doesn't feel like quality. 2. I'm not sure I like the band of brushed aluminum on top; solid matte aluminum would look better IMO.

All in all, I bought two of them, I love them, I recommend them to anyone who's looking for a case for your full height 5.25" optical drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GiantSalamander Location: New York City Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid enclosure - good price March 16, 2017 Dropped a spare BluRay burner into it and off I was burning discs. One note, older BluRay drives may be too long to fit this enclosure, I have an LG drive from 2009 that doesn't fit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!