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Mercury Pro
24X 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

  • MR3USD24

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 GH24NSC0B 24X 5.25" Internal DVD/CD 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 Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
0.5MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
GH24NSC0B
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
DVD-ROM: 145ms typ.
CD-ROM: 125ms typ.
Supported Formats
DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD±R (SL/DL), DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA, Video CD

Capacity

Data Capacity
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
No

Physical

Height (max)
41.3mm (1.6")
Width (max)
146.0mm (5.7")
Length (max)
165mm (6.5")
Weight (typical)
0.70kg (1.54lbs.)

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.

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
13X
DVD+RW
13X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
48X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
24X
DVD+R
24X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Compatible with any Mac Pro system with a SATA interface. The 'Woodcrest' or 'Harpertown' Mac Pro uses an IDE interface and is not compatible with this drive.
DVD Player Support:
Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions) - DVD player works perfectly
Mac OS X previous to OS X 10.3 - DVD player not supported
Mac OS 9 or earlier - DVD player not supported
PC
Compatible with any PC system running Windows 2000 or later with a SATA drive interface. Please see your burning software application manufacturer's website for specific support of this drive mechanism.
OWC Notes:
  1. At this time, there is no native support for this drive when using earlier versions of Mac OS X. Patching this drive for support under earlier versions of Mac OS X is possible using Christian Moller's PatchBurn Software.
  2. Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MR3USD24 UPC#: 812437022605

Gallery

Includes

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

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.
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