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OWC Slim

6X Portable USB 2.0 Blu-ray Burner

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1

New Condition | Open Box

Add bus powered, portable, Plug and Play CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc read/write capability to any USB equipped computer
Outstanding Features
Express your digital life with style, convenience, and value!
The OWC Slim optical drive solution makes CD and DVD creation Plug and Play 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.

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
Compact and versatile – No AC Adapter Required!
The OWC Slim optical drive solution offers stylish mobile disk read/write ability with a sleek, totally bus powered design.Take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
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.
Total Backup & Archive Solution
Backing up to optical media is becoming increasingly 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.
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/

Includes

OWC Value Line™ Slim includes

Gallery

Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Sunplus

Read Speeds*

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

Write Speeds*

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

Standard Mechanism

Product Specifications

General

Drive Type
Internal slim Blu-ray/DVD/CD writer
Form Factor
12.7mm laptop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
2MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal/Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
UJ240
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, CD-Audio, Video-CD, Photo CD, CD-I(FMV), CD-Extra, CD-TEXT, M-Disc

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)
0.14kg (0.31 lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-R
6X
BD-RE
4X
BD-RE (dual layer)
4X
BD-ROM
6X
DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R (dual layer)
6X
DVD+R (dual layer)
6X
DVD-RW
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM (dual layer)
6X
CD-ROM
24X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X
M-Disc
4X

Maximum Write Speeds

BD-R
6X
BD-R (dual layer)
4X
BD-RE
2X
BD-RE (dual layer)
2X
DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R DL
4X
DVD+R DL
4X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X
M-Disc
4X

Reliability

Warranty
1 year OWC 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.

External Case Dimensions

  • 5.6 in (D) x 5.7 in (W) x .95 in (H)
    (14.25 cm x 14.5 cm x 2.425 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.3 ounces (122g)

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 MRSSBDR6X UPC#: 794504765823

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.3 / 5 46 out of 48 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Kind of clunky, but works nicely. May 11, 2014 So far in my working with the OWC Slim, I've found it works as described. On some USB buses it works great with just one connection. With longer cables, and with other USB buses, I've used the VERY kindly provided Y-cable for connection with total success. It's quiet and effective.

The only complaint I have at this point is closing the door on the drive. It's clunky. Because of the thinness of the drive, the lightness of the metal and plastic used, it is NOT easy to close the drive door, with or without a disc inside. My instinct was to push directly in the middle of the door to shut it. Nope! Then the door bangs on the drive frame and I can't shut it. Sometimes I've had luck pushing to the side. But the only reliable way to close it is with two hands using your two thumbs on either side of the center of the door. That's annoying in certain circumstances where I really only have one hand to offer. I suspect this problem can be solved by simply angling either the drive's frame where the door enters, or angling the edge of the door. As it is, the drive has square edge meets square end and any flexing of the door or the drive means it's NOT going to close. Please fix this.

I was pleased to find the mechanism in my drive is from Matsushita, whom I admire. I have a number of their drives and have always found them reliable (and hackable!)

Having nothing to do with OWC: I always have to complain about the horror of stupid marketing that lead to the disc region system. I regularly use discs from Japan, not just my designated market of the USA. It's outrageously idiotic to be forced to lock any drive to any marketing region. The marketing morons who invented and maintain this horror should be [expletives deleted]. The same goes for the horror called DRM, or digital rights manglement. Throw those marketing morons into the same pit as the others. I hate the bad attitude of our media oligarchy. Of course people are going to commit the retribution of pirating media, seeing as the media oligarchy already treats them as default criminals. Thus ends that rant.

Summary: If you can deal with the annoying door closing of the drive, this is a really nice piece of tech. It's quite amazing considering the olden days of gigantic heavy drives when the first CD burners hit the market. This is progress.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Slim USB 2.0 Portable Tray-Loading 6X Blu-ray Burner+ SuperMultiDrive w/Roxio Toast 15 Ti+HD.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southeastern US Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Perfectly on my iMac May 6, 2014 Just plugged this drive in and it worked right out of the box. I was able to play a DVD-ROM game, play a DVD, and burn some video of a grade school play to a DVD-R for Grandma and to a BD-R in high definition for me, both using Premiere Elements, no problem. Great not having to worry about a power adapter. The only con I can find is that it is so small and light it does slide around on the desk a bit when loading and unloading if you don't hold onto it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Slim USB 2.0 Portable Tray-Loading 6X Blu-ray Burner/Reader + SuperMultiDrive DVD/DVD-DL/CD R/W..

OWC Slim Mfr P/N: MRSSBDR6X OWC SKU: OWCMRSSBDR6XOB 6X Blu-ray USB 2.0 SATA Slim optical drive solution 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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