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We recommend OWC Slim USB 2.0 Portable Tray-Loading 6X Blu-ray Burner/Reader + SuperMultiDrive DVD/DVD-DL/CD R/W. (Mfr P/N: MRSSBDR6X) from Other World Computing for $99.95 as a suitable alternative.

OWC Slim

External 6X Blu-ray Reader & CD/DVD Burner

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / Bus Powered
Lightweight, Portable, Reliable
Outstanding Features
Express your digital life with style, convenience, and value!
The OWC Slim optical drive makes CD and DVD creation ultra easy. A fast USB 2.0 interface and a lightweight 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.

This OWC Slim has a sleek look with slot-loading operation. It supports the burning of up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs.
Reads 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.
Total Backup & Archive Solution
Backing up to optical media is becoming increasing more popular – especially for photos, audio files and video. This optical solution includes all the software you need to archive your data on either a Mac or a PC. Don't let your only copy be the one on your hard drive – optical media is durable, portable and easy to store.
Bundled with the OWC Disc Labeling Software Suite
Whether you're labeling your finished discs with adhesive labels, using inkjet-printable discs, or laser burning via LightScribe or LabelFlash; OWC has included the software give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. The suite includes software for creating jewel case inserts and DVD covers as well. A $39.95 value included.
Note: This drive is NOT LightScribe or LabelFlash equipped.
M-DISC Compatible - Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
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/

Product Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • MRSSBDL6X

Chipset

  • Sunplus

Read Speeds*

  • Blu-ray up to 6x
  • DVD up to 8x
  • CD up to 24x
  • M-Disc up to 4x

Write Speeds*

  • DVD up to 8x
  • CD up to 24x
  • M-Disc up to 4x

Standard Mechanism

LG CA40N Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Slim Blu-ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
12.7mm Laptop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Slot
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
CA40N
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 DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (Ver.2), CD-DA, CD-ROM (Mode 1 and mode 2), CD-ROM XA (Mode 2, form 1 and form 2), Photo CD (Single and multiple sessions), CD Extra, CD-R, CD-RW and CD-TEXT

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
No

Physical

Height (max)
12.7mm (0.50")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
129.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.18kg (0.50lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-R
6X
BD-RE
6X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BD-ROM
6X
DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
CD-ROM
24X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

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

Reliability

Warranty
90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 50° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-40° C to 65° C
Operating Humidity
5% to 90% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
5% to 95% R.H.

Drive Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Port Configuration

  • USB 2.0 – (1) mini "B" port

Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 – 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Macintosh Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.

Windows Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 2.0 port factory stock.
  • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
    * AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs. It is however, required to burn M-Discs.

Dimensions

  • 5.6" x 5.7" x 0.95"
    (14.25 x 14.5 x 2.425 cm)

Weight

  • 4.3 oz. (122 g)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C – 05°C (41°F – 122°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 10% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MRSSBDL6X UPC#: 812437021981

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Includes

  • OWC Slim external optical drive
  • High Quality Double Shielded 'Y' type Dual USB 2.0/1.1 (Dual 'A' to 5 pin 'mini-B' type) cable
  • Manual

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 12 out of 13 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: SoCalMike Location: San Bernardino, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This is a great optical drive October 24, 2017 The drive is quick and BlueRay compatible (just not for Mac's). It works quietly and and reads everything.

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Reviewer: donInPittsburgh Location: Pittsburgh Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fast and reliable August 11, 2017 I tried—and returned—a popular Pioneer drive that gets a lot of love so that I could encode some of my Blu-rays. . It mounted... some of the time. It wasn’t worth the hassle of connecting and reconnecting it to get it to work. So I decided to try this presumably more-Mac-friendly drive and have been very pleased. It mounts every time, is (relatively) quiet, and hasn’t failed me yet.

Don’t let the USB2 connector worry you; I don’t notice it to be slower than the USB3 on the Pioneer—I believe the speed specs are, in fact, identical.

Don’t expect Apple or LaCie-level industrial design... this is bare bones. Of course, the Pioneer wasn’t much better looking, to be honest..

Highly recommended if you just want to read Blu-ray disks anddon’t need BD writing.

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Reviewer: TRUCHELI Location: FLORIDA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very slim and light June 26, 2017 very happy, will be nice if it comes with a power supply so you don't have to use 2 USB ports. It burned a DVD brand that my other burner wouldn't thanks OWC for the extra free software (Data Backup 3)

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Reviewer: Xhabu Location: Oregon Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 My external blu-ray/dvd works as expected. April 20, 2017 The External Blu-ray / Drive replaced a very old HP external Blu-ray Rom drive that finally gave up a couple of months ago after many years of service...

MacSales had a similar slim external Blu-Ray drive which has more then filled the bill and my needs. I use it to daily read blu-ray backup discs for QA... and have watched many blu-ray movies while on my travels.

I use it on both my Linux desktop running Ubuntu / Debian and my MacBook Pro... plug it in and go.

It feels solid and functionality is bulletproof. I would buy another one and would recommend it to friend if asked.

Thank you MacSales for quick delivery and providing the same quality of product as I have come to know and expect over the years.

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Reviewer: PodcastListener Location: San Jose, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great January 11, 2017 I have been using this drive with a late-2015 iMac for reading CD, DVD and blu-ray disk. It has been working great.

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Reviewer: designclint Location: Texas Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Slot Loading Blu-Ray Player August 8, 2016 For the price, the player works very well. No issues so far. Easy to setup. Actually there is nothing to do. Just plug it in. Finding good playback software for Blu-Ray movies/ tv shows has been a challenge unfortunately, but the hardware is great for the price. Highly recommended.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Livermore, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 More than meets my needs and expectaions June 13, 2016 I bought this external drive for my daughter to use with her new MacBookPro. She used her previous MacBook to view DVD movies (in addition to her college course work). Since the new MacBookPros no longer have an internal optical drive I wanted to get her a simple reliable drive. It did not need USB3, nor did it need the fastest read/write times. USB powered makes it simple to use with less cable clutter.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Topeka, KS Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Small, light and efficient January 18, 2016 I've had this little puppy for about 45 days and absolutely love it. I am using Macgo Blu-ray player software and am very impressed. It is about one-eight the size of an external DVD player I used to use with an older Mac Mini, plus it doesn't need an external power source. It runs off the USB port power on my Mini.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Across the pond in the old country Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Sound product at a reasonable price December 14, 2015 Works well with my Mac Mini. As standard it's supplied with a twin USD lead incase additional power input is required. For a Mini 2010 this is not required.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This product was perfect for my needs!!!! December 1, 2015 This product was so easy to use. I must admit I was intimidated as to whether I was going to know how to use it but it turned out to be very easy and straight forward. I was able to down load entire albums in a matter of minutes. I downloaded over 150 albums in a few hours. Very pleased with my purchase. THANK YOU

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Charlotte, NC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works very well October 27, 2015 I purchased this to create backups of my optical media. It's been working well with zero issues and was a good price. I'm using with a Mac Mini and as you'd expect it was a plug-n-play setup - it's recognized immediately by the Mac and works with the in-built disc burning utilities.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exceeds expectations September 20, 2015 Another OWC product that exceeds expectations, works as advertised out of the box. Works perfectly for playing DVD's from other regions while travelling.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Iceland Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good product September 15, 2015 Good quality & Reliability

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OWC 6X Slim Mfr P/N: MRSSBDL6X OWC SKU: OWCMRSSBDL6X External 6X Blu-ray Reader & CD/DVD Burner 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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