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OWC Mercury Pro

Quad-Interface Optical Drive External Enclosure
eSATA | FireWire 800/400 | USB 2.0 & 1.1

New Condition | Open Box

Add Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB equipped computer.
Add Plug and Play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB equipped computer. Turn your internal or bare 5.25" SATA optical drive into an external optical drive! Just install your favorite drive mechanism into the OWC Mercury Pro enclosure, plug in, and go! It's that easy!
Four Interface Types for Greatest Compatibility
FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA with transfer rates of up to 300MB/s! With so many interface choices, it's compatible with virtually any system. The OWC Mercury Pro includes connecting cables for all four interface types. Offering true Plug & Play, it's never been easier to get started creating your own CD, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs*.
Uses 3.5" SATA hard drives too!
With a device like the Incessa IN-SBK-1000 Internal SATA Hot-Swap Drive Drawer, you can install 3.5" SATA hard drives in the Mercury 5.25" Pro optical drive enclosure. Once the Incessa Drive Drawer is installed, you can insert and eject 3.5" SATA hard drives as easily as a floppy disk, tape backup system or flash memory card. Bundle Available.

*Disc read/write capabilities vary depending on installed drive.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • MRSFW8U2

Chipset

  • Oxford 934DSB

Optical Drive Support

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

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Power Supply

  • 110v US Standard Power Cable & 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply

Vibration

  • Varies with drive mechanism installed

MTBF

  • Varies with drive mechanism installed

Port Configuration

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

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)

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.

OWC Notes

  • 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.

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

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)

Total Shipping Weight

  • Less than 4.0Lbs/1.8kgs

Includes

  • External SATA 5.25" Case Kit
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 (1394b) connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 (1394a) connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  • High Quality eSATA connecting cable
  • USB 2.0 Certified A-B connecting cable
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable & 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 97 out of 106 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: brian_feathers
Rating: 5/5 Dad’s happy with it October 15, 2021 He needed a replacement CD-R/RW, I bought him this one, he’s happy with it. No rush needed for delivery, and no complaints from dad about hooking it up himself without having me on the phone to walk him through it without seeing anything he’s doing and then he starts complaining about how difficult this is and then…well, you all know. And that didn’t happen. So, 5 stars.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 24X Super-Multi DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC Support.

Response from OWC, Support October 16, 2021 Thank you for the Awesome review! We're glad Dad is happy with it :)
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TiredSpider-15964
Rating: 5/5 Great company October 14, 2021 Always appreciate this companies knowledge about Macs.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 24X Super-Multi DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC Support.

Response from OWC, Support October 15, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. If further assistance is needed, please let us know.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Jim
Rating: 1/5 Failed before it was 90 days old October 6, 2021 The computer (iMac M1, MacBook Pro, Toshiba w/Win 7) could see the drive and set up drivers for the drive but when a CD or DVD was inserted in the drawer the unit acted like it read the CD or DVD but there was nothing on the screen. The drive did not show up in Finder or on the screen. It worked the day I got it. I did not get the 24 hour support. In fact at this writing it has been three days and still no contact from support.

This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support October 8, 2021 Apologies for the optical drive Jim, looking in our cases it does appear that you are in contact with our tech support. These have a 1 year warranty, apologies that this one had stopped working, we can get that replaced for you!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: PerfectDolphin-3328
Rating: 5/5 Works as intended. October 6, 2021 The unit works as intended, and I had no coasters. However, the suggested software, Toast, is a total piece of garbage and is basically unusable. Luckily I have PCs as well and can switch to another.

Only other caveats; unit I received looks different than the website picture, and from the actual manufacturers unit on their website. However, the hardware does show up as the right model# in the computer. Not sure why the faceplate is different.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support October 9, 2021 Thank you for the 5 Star review! I'm happy to hear the optical drive is working as it should. In regards to the look of the item, the stock photo may just be old, it happens sometimes. Sorry for any confusion, and enjoy the Mercury Pro!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: RayCummings
Rating: 5/5 positive September 29, 2021 I just love my Mercury Pro Blue Ray/DVD/CD burner, It's just what I wanted, and the 3.2 USB just puts the icing on the cake. I am a satisfied customer.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 24X Super-Multi DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC Support.

Response from OWC, Support September 30, 2021 We are. happy to hear you love your Mercury Pro Blu Ray/DVD/CD burner! We appreciate your feedback!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: rod12056
Rating: 5/5 Excellent A+ seller September 23, 2021 Super fast shipping! Excellent product-great company to deal with. Would definitely recommend!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support September 24, 2021 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your awesome review, we really appreciate it rod12056. We love hearing that you are happy with our the upgrades. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. Phone 1-800-275-4576 or +1-815-338-8685 Customer Service/Sales & Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday (9am-5pm CT) - Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Customer Service/Sales - Monday-Friday (7am-10pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm CT). Thanks for choosing OWC, and have a great day!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FaithfulToad-45471
Rating: 5/5 Just what I was looking for. September 11, 2021 Optical drive enclosure was nicely constructed of quality materials. Perfect fit and finish. Brushed aluminum case nice match w Mac Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro USB 3 External Enclosure for 5.25-inch Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writer.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: hulkss
Rating: 5/5 Works perfectly with Asus and LG optical drives September 9, 2021 Plug and play with M1 Mac Mini. MakeMKV software can operate the drive without issues.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro USB 3 External Enclosure for 5.25-inch Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writer.

Response from OWC, Support September 10, 2021 Very good to hear about the software, thanks for the great feedback and enjoy the optical drive!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: KindSparrow-65592
Rating: 5/5 Excellent September 1, 2021 Excellent best Product ever

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support September 2, 2021 Thank you for your review!!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: rah-75217
Rating: 5/5 High Quality Enclosure August 30, 2021 Better than I expected.... very well made, perfect for my LG Blu Ray Drive. Solid and reliable so far.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro USB 3 External Enclosure for 5.25-inch Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writer.

Response from OWC, Support August 31, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are delighted to hear that the Mercury Pro enclosure exceeded your expectations!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Towerhd
Rating: 4/5 Great Burner August 28, 2021 This my first blue ray burner to work with mac I have been using windows for many years but all my music playback has been with apple so far burner is doing great

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Pro 16X External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Burner.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: RealAlpaca-67946
Rating: 5/5 Just what I needed August 27, 2021 I had another external drive previously which was OK for reading disks, but sometimes failed during the burn. This device has been rock solid.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 27, 2021 We are glad to hear that this burner has been a solid part of your work flow! Thank you for your review and for being a valued OWC customer!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: villagehiker
Rating: 5/5 Helps Solve Blu-Ray 'bag of hurt' August 24, 2021 Mercury Pro 16X Super…Optical Drive works most excellently with 2016 touchbar Macbook Pro. The drive comes nicely packaged, works out of the box, runs quietly and plays anime Blu-Ray smoothly. The supplied cable requires a USB-C adapter. The drive helps solve the 'bag of hurt' mentioned by Steve Jobs in 2008, referencing the cost of Blu-Ray hardware and licensing. Nicely done.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 25, 2021 We are glad to hear that your new Mercury Pro 16X Super Optical Drive is meeting all of your expectations! Thank you for your 5/5 review and for being a loyal OWC customer!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Cpetriak
Rating: 5/5 Great drive. August 23, 2021 I bought this drive to put my movie collection on a hard drive. I haven’t had any issues moving the files. It’s quite, and fast enough for my own needs. It burns a dvd in about a 1/2 hour and a blu ray in about an hour.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 24, 2021 Appreciate the review! Thanks for the feedback and enjoy the optical drive for your movie library! Hope we can assist you again for tech needs soon!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MisterFamiliar
Rating: 3/5 Doesn't read about 10% of DVDs August 22, 2021 No problems w/ the Blu-ray functionality, and I've never experimented with the M-Discs. However, for DVDs, the bread and butter of what I burn, I've found that about 1 in 10 discs just can't be read by this burner/reader at all. Doesn't matter if I reinsert them, clean them, turn it on and off, they just never mount on my computer. Pop 'em in my cheap Blu-ray/DVD player though and they play fine. For the heft and price of this device, I'd at least expect it to handle more (most) DVDs thrown at it since that technology isn't exactly new. Oh well. 9/10 isn't so bad. Is it?

This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 24, 2021 Apologies for the frustration! We appreciate your feedback and hope we might be able to assist with troubleshooting or warranty testing within a year of purchase. Look forward to working with you again soon!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GlamorousSailfish-66691
Rating: 5/5 Better than the old days August 21, 2021 I still like to import music from cds and the like and I burn files for archiving because I can manage to erase or loose any file saved digitally.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Pro 16X External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Burner.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: chitorefuerzo
Rating: 5/5 OWC, THE BEST MAC GADGETS STORE August 10, 2021 As always, OWC literally delivers. The best Mac accessories store in the net!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 11, 2021 Glad to see your experience has been a positive one, we always strive for excellence at OWC!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: JR_swell
Rating: 5/5 Does what it is supposed to do August 2, 2021 I've been using it to record CDs. Works great.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 24X Super-Multi DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC Support.

Response from OWC, Support August 3, 2021 Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase, please let us know if we can help you with anything else!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: drdreric
Rating: 5/5 Another good OWC product July 13, 2021 OWC always makes great products with outstanding service and good value. This drive is more of the same.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support July 13, 2021 We are glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase, and we're looking forward to hearing from you again, thank you!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: johnmcboston
Rating: 5/5 Nice drive update. July 12, 2021 Bought a similar drive about a dozen years ago that finally gave up the ghost. THis replacement is up to the challenge. No problem working with CDs, DVDs or Blue ray. QUiet drive and quiet mechanism. very happy with the drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support July 12, 2021 Thank you for your 5/5 review! We are so glad that this replacement burner is working with all of your discs wether it be a CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray and that the performance is quiet. We value you as being a loyal OWC customer and look forward working with you in the future.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: EncouragingPython-69816
Rating: 5/5 Perfect for a Mac Entertainment Setup June 30, 2021 I upgraded my home server from a 3,1 (2008) Mac Pro and PS3 (For Blu Ray Player) to a M1 Mac mini. With this blu-ray drive I was able down size my home media set up. It now sets nice and snug in the bottom cabinets of my entertainment center.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Response from OWC, Support June 30, 2021 Glad to hear we could help reduce some of the clutter in your setup, if you're looking for any other peripherals please let us know!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SillyBee-58454
Rating: 5/5 Great service June 22, 2021 Received quickly and product was as specified.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro USB 3 External Enclosure for 5.25-inch Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writer.

Response from OWC, Support June 22, 2021 Thank you so much, if you need help with anything please let us know!!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ExuberantParakeet-74788
Rating: 5/5 Great product June 16, 2021 Does what it should and does it well.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro USB 3 External Enclosure for 5.25-inch Blu-ray, DVD, and CD Reader/Writer.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Jomacpack
Rating: 5/5 So Far So Good! June 4, 2021 Haven't used it a ton but so far it plays Blu-Ray, DVD, and Mini DVD from my old camcorder very well!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: splaun432
Rating: 5/5 A very good dvd burner May 29, 2021 It is a very good dvd burner

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Pro 16X Super-Multi Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC & BDXL Support.

OWC Mercury Pro Quad-Interface Optical Drive External Enclosure Mfr P/N: MRSFW8U2 OWC SKU: OWCMRSFW8U2OB FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA, USB2.0/1.1 Enclosure kit for 5.25" SATA Optical Drives. 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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