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OWC Slim
External 8X DVD/CD Burner

USB 2.0 Optical Drive

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1 / Bus Powered
Lightweight, Portable, Reliable
The OWC Slim is the good-looking, great value CD/DVD optical drive that's indispensible in your gear bag. Just plug in the included USB cable and the OWC Slim is ready to go -- perfect for school, home, work, and play.
Compact and versatile, everywhere.
The OWC Slim is quiet with smooth tray-loading operation. It's small enough to slip into a laptop bag so you'll always have an optical drive on hand.

Supports CDs at up to 24x speed and 700MB, and DVDs at up to 8x speed and 8.5GB dual layer.
Total backup & archiving solution
Optical media is a great, secure solution for long term archiving and backup - especially for photos, audio files, and video. Optical media is durable, portable easy to store, and long-lasting. Don't let your only copy be the one on your hard drive - plug in an OWC Slim drive for a portable backup solution.


Test Details: DVD+R 8x burn test using a 3.8GB file, CD-R 24x burn test using a 583MB file with a Panas onic UJ-898 SuperDrive on a MacBook Pro with model ID: Macbook Pro 6,2 running
OS X 10.6.8

Same performance of
internal optical drive!

Equipped with an Apple SuperDrive®, the OWC Slim for Apple SuperDrive offers CD/DVD write speeds equal to and even slightly better than when the drive is installed internally in a 2011 MacBook Pro.

Now you can retain full performance of a replaced optical drive after adding the OWC Data Doubler!

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/.

Includes

OWC™ Slim includes

Gallery

Product Specifications

Chipset

  • Prolific 2506

Read Speeds*

  • DVD up to 8x
  • CD up to 24x

Write Speeds*

  • DVD up to 8x
  • CD up to 24x

Standard Mechanism

Samsung SN-208BB Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Slim Blu-ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
12.7mm Laptop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
N/A
Buffer Memory
1MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
SN-208BB
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Supported Formats
DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-VIDEO, Multi-Session(Read/Write), Multi-Border(Read/Write), CD-DA, CD-ROM, MIXED-CD, CD-ROM XA, ENHANCED-CD, CD-EXTRA/CD+, Photo-CD, VIDEO-CD, CD-TEXT, CD-G, Multi-Session

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)
12.7mm (0.50")
Width (max)
128.0mm (5.04")
Length (max)
129.0mm (5.00")
Weight (typical)
0.14kg (0.31lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

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
16X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-R
8X
DVD+R
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-RW
4X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
4X

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

  • IDE/ATAPI

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.
  • *Audio CD burning not supported.

Windows Requirements*

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later.
  • *Audio CD burning not supported.

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.
  • Note: Some machines may require the use of two USB ports.

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) from 5°C ~ up to 50°C (41°F – 122°F)
  • (non-operating) from -45°C ~ up to 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating*: from 10% – up to 90% non-condensing
  • Non-operating*: from 5% – up to 95% non-condensing

    *Dependent upon optical drive mechanism used

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty 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.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 11 out of 11 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: scoootertramp Location: Oregon Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Plug and Play April 17, 2018 I ordered this and received it within two weeks , it was literally a plug and play . I was watching my favorite video within ten minutes of un boxing it. like the other reviews the door was picky about how it was closed , but once I got a handle on that I was off and watching videos. :-{). .I have already recommended this to others . loved it.

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Reviewer: GaryA Location: Western CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 A good addition to my mini-Mac February 14, 2018 I purchased this so I’d have the function of loading to my Mac Mini directly as well as make complete backups for my photos. I have used it so far only to copy music from an album to my computer.

As previous reviews stat, it is somewhat hard to get the tray to close securely, at least the first few times. For the price, I believe this was a good solution to my problem.

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Reviewer: MarcoFusilli Location: Delmar, NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Value February 13, 2018 I have only used this DVD-Cd reader/writer foe a few days. To date the unit operates well, although the burning speed for CD's is somewhat slower than I expected. A caveat here on the speed of the cd burner. I have only burned a few cd's so it might be the cd itself. The door closes with a bit of prompting.

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Reviewer: Beatseverything Location: Kansas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great customer service, quality could be improved February 2, 2018 I was pleased with this company's customer service in that I got it very promptly and with very little hassle. However, I was somewhat disappointed in the quality of the product. It does work, I just had a little trouble with the tray not going in smoothly. Since it works, I didn't go through the hassle of trying to get a replacement since I didn't know if that was just the nature of the beast.

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Reviewer: RichH Location: East Windsor, NJ Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Buy - would buy it again. March 30, 2017 The DVD drive works very well with my iMac. I've backed up my photo files on about 30 DVDs so far and also watched a few more DVD programs so far. The only minor issue I've had is making sure the drive door has closed completely when loading DVDs.

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Reviewer: AkiraHi808 Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great!! February 2, 2017 The internal optical drive in my Mid-2010 MacBook failed, so I purchased this drive. Other than having problems closing the tray, it performs as expected. It came with the USB cable needed and works under macOS and Windows.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Camarillo, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 8X OWC dvd drive June 26, 2016 It works well for me. I replaced my optical drive from my macebookrpo and added a 2nd HD. However, I still needed an optical drive for those times when one is needed. So, this does the job though realize this is only for playback, not burning/recording.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: St. Clooud, MN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 It works well for listening and burning, March 12, 2016 I haven't figured out how to close it. I push in and sideways. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Is there an instruction manual? I want one.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good product at a good price. February 21, 2016 I have tried various CDs and DVDs with a variety of file types and have been satisfied with all. No complaints.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Works, but closing is a little troublesome January 24, 2016 This drive reads and writes well. I've read about 15 DVDs and audio CDs, and wrote one CD-R. It's about as loud as most external DVD/CD drives i have used.

My only complaint is that the tray / door does not close easily unless it's held in a particular place. I don't think it's a manufacturing flaw -- seems more like an issue with the design and the smallness of the case.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: belvidere,il. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works great January 4, 2016 as usual macsales delivers great value at a good price. i never look anywhere else when i need something.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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