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OWC Mercury Pro

15X External Blu-ray Burner

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
The next generation of storage technology.

The OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Solution is Plug and Play easy. Archive massive amounts of data, and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars! The quad interface design allows you record up to 50GB of files, photos, or business documents onto a single dual layer BD-R blu-ray disc via eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 & 1.1.

Supports the burning of up to 50GB of data or high definition video per Blu-ray disc, or up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance.

Reads and Writes Blu-ray discs
Although commercial Blu-ray movie playback not supported in OS X, Blu-ray discs do mount on the desktop and can be backed up to the computer or played via third party software options.
Get started right away with included media
This OWC Mercury Optical solution includes 2 pieces of 25GB BD-R Write-Once media in slimline cases.
Note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Get ready to be creative, the possibilities are endless with the OWC Mercury Pro!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro Quad Interface External Blu-ray Drive
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 Amp, 5 Volt 2 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin - 9 pin Connecting Cable
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin - 6 pin Connecting Cable
  • eSATA connecting cable
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable
  • Two (2) Pieces 25GB BD-R 4x Write-Once Media

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Oxford 934DSB

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in (17cm) and shorter)

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 Port
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) - 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) - 1 Port
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards Compatible) - 1 Port

Recommended eSATA Cards

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Macintosh System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 or above
  • USB 2.0 Interface and OS X (any version)

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.
  • USB 2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Power Supply

OWC Notes

  • Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep.
    • To disable hard disk sleep go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
  • Drive is Plug & Play natively supported by Apple iLife, Apple iDVD, etc with Mac OS X 10.4.3 and later.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.4.2, the latest version 10.4.11 is a free update we recommend installing.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.3.x, you will need PatchBurn for 10.3.x for support.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.2.8, you will need PatchBurn for 10.2.8 for support.
  • This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or earlier.
  • Apple software currently does not support Blu-ray drives, but the DVD and CD burning/reading portions of the OS do function.
    • It is expected a future release of the OS will add Blu-ray support and the ability to display HD Blu-ray video.
  • DVD burning with Roxio's Toast Titanium requires use of eSATA or FireWire 800 connection. USB connection is not supported.

External Case Dimensions

  • 6.3 in (D) x 11.3 in (W) x 3.1 in (H)
    (16.00 cm x 28.70 cm x 7.87 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.0lbs (1.81kg)

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2ms
  • (non-operating) 175G 2ms

Warranty

Pioneer BDR-208 Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Blu-ray Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Vertical / Horizontal
Manufacturer Model Number
BDR-208DBK
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
BD-ROM, BD-ROM DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Modes
Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Packet Writing (variable and fixed), Multi-Session

Capacity

Data Capacity
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

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling Capability
No

Physical

Height (max)
42.3mm (1.67")
Width (max)
148.1mm (5.83")
Length (max)
180.1mm (7.09")
Weight (typical)
750g (1.65lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
12X
BD-R
12X
BD-RE
10X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
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
40X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

BD-R
15X
BD-RE
2X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS 10.2 or higher
Authoring software, such as Roxio Toast
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
PC
Intel® Pentium® 700 MHz
Microsoft® Windows® ME, 2000, XP
Burning software that supports Blu-ray
Minimum of 64MB of RAM
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
OWC Notes:

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 MRF8BDSD15X UPC#: 794504326659

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: The Far North Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 best in class August 4, 2013 This is a great piece of gear. Although priced accordingly it does work as it should where as the cheaper ones that I have tried just frustrated and were a waste of money.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montery, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Dependable Blu-ray and DVD DL burning June 21, 2013 We still archive using optical media. The burner in my Mac Pro kept failing on number three out of seven dvd dl's. This unit is very dependable, not having failed once after a month of burning. I recommend this external burner for anyone who burns frequently for business or pleasure.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 15X OWC Mercury Pro Mfr P/N: MRF8BDSD15X OWC SKU: OWCMRF8BDSD15X Quad Interface Optical Solution 1 Year Warranty
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