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OWC Slim

External Optical Drive Enclosure

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 / Bus-Powered
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Add your own 5.25" SATA slim 12.7 mm tall optical drive mechanism — fits both slot or tray loading drives
Outstanding Features
Express your digital life with style, convenience, and value!
The OWC Slim optical drive kit makes CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc 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.
Compact and versatile — no AC adapter required!
The OWC Slim optical drive kit offers stylish mobile disc read/write ability with a sleek, totally bus-powered design. Just add your own 12.7mm slim tray-loading SATA optical drive** and take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
OWC NOTE:
This drive enclosure requires a 5.25″ SATA (Serial ATA) Slim 12.7mm tall drive mechanism. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible.
*disc read/write capabilities vary depending on installed drive
**This enclosure is also compatible with 12.7mm slot-loading SATA optical drives, but it is designed with a tray-loading drive in mind. If you install a slot-loading drive, such as an Apple SuperDrive from a 2009-2010 Mac mini or 2009-2011 iMac, the unit will look "naked" due to the lack of a front bezel, but will function correctly.

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Includes

OWC Value Line™ Slim includes
  • OWC Slim external optical drive enclosure
  • High Quality Double Shielded 'Y' type Dual USB 2.0/1.1 (Dual 'A' to 5 pin 'mini-B' type) cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (Download Only)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • (Optical drive not included)

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Product Specifications

Chipset

  • Sunplus

Drive Requirements

  • Any 12.7mm SATA slim optical drive

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.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows Requirements

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

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.

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)

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

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n VLSSTOPTU2 UPC#: 718122778270

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 mice
ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution
NTI Dragon Burn OEM for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Dragon Burn enables Macintosh computer users to quickly and easily begin producing audio, data, mixed-mode CDs, DVDs, and BDs (Blu-ray Discs). Dragon Burn's Multi-Burning engine allows users to simultaneously write multiple CDs, DVDs, and BDs from single or multiple sorces. It also fully supports the newest internal and external drives.
View detailed software info

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Bubb Location: Texas
Rating: 5/5 Great product excellent price September 15, 2016 Does exactly as it says it will do. No bad comments.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NH Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 it works... September 9, 2015 installed the optical drive from my iMac.

Front panel does not fully enclose the whole front of the drive. Looks cheap. Half exposed, no dust protection.

It takes two usb ports to power it up!

It does work...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing September 10, 2015 While this enclosure will work with a 12.7mm slot-loading SATA optical drive as found in your iMac, it is designed with a tray-loading drive in mind. If you install a slot-loading drive, such as an Apple SuperDrive from a 2009-2010 Mac mini or 2009-2011 iMac, the unit will look "naked" due to the lack of a front bezel, but will function correctly.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York City Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Hard to beat for the $ September 25, 2014 After removing my iMac's optical drive to make way for a new Data Doubler SSD kit, I needed an inexpensive case. For around $30 I bought the OWC Value Line Slim USB Enclosure Kit. Installation of the drive couldn't have been easier. Now my drive has a new (external) life. If you're looking for something simple and utilitarian, this enclosure is the perfect solution. If you're looking for something sexier, keep looking.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Newhall, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect for Second DVD Drive September 16, 2014 Just as described. Easy to install drive and works perfectly. BUY IT!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fortuna, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Just what I needed! May 30, 2014 I had my iMac 27' upgraded to a fusion drive. This required removing the optical drive. The OWC staff helped me find the right enclosure so I could use the optical drive if necessary. Installation was easy and the drive enclosure works as advertised. I have always had excellent service and support from OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC Slim External Optical Drive Enclosure Mfr P/N: VLSSTOPTU2 OWC SKU: OWCVLSSTOPTU2 Add your own 5.25" SATA slim 12.7 mm tall optical drive mechanism — fits both slot or tray loading drives 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $29.99OWC Price $21.99
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