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Optical Drive Enclosure

Add portable bus-powered CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning to any USB-equipped computer
Express your digital life with style, convenience, and value!
The OWC Slim optical drive kit makes CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc creation1 plug-and-play easy. A fast USB 3 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 drive2 and take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires a SATA (Serial ATA) Slim 12.7mm tall drive mechanism. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible. Need an enclosure for a 9.5mm SATA optical drive? Click here to view the OWC SuperSlim external enclosure.
  1. Disc read/write capabilities vary depending on installed drive
  2. 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.

Product Specifications

  • Chipset
    • JMicron JMS578
  • Drive Interface
    • 6+7-pin SATA connector
  • Optical Drive Support
    • Any 9.5mm SATA slim slot loading optical drive mechanism, including those with mounting tabs
  • Mac OS Compatibility
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows XP
    • Windows XP 64-bit Edition
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 7 64-bit Edition
    • Windows 8 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 8 64-bit Edition
    • Windows 8.1 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition
    • Windows 10 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Other OS Compatibility
    • Chrome OS
  • Power Supply
    • Bus-powered (Optional AC adapter)
  • External Power Adapter
    • Optional
  • Device Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Micro-B Port
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
    • Length: 14.6 cm (5.7 in)
    • Width: 14.3 cm (5.6 in)
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 10% to 80% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCVLSSTOPTU3



  • (1) OWC Slim external optical drive enclosure
  • (1) High Quality 'Y' type Dual USB 3 (Dual 'A' to 'Micro-B' type) cable
  • (1) OWC Slim Assembly Guide
  • 1 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
OWC Slim Optical Drive Enclosure Mfr P/N: VLSSTOPTU3 OWC SKU: OWCVLSSTOPTU3 Powered by your laptop's USB port, so no AC adapter needed 1 Year OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Pending Only $19.99MacSales.com Price $17.99
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Additional Options: 6X Blu-Ray R/W + 8X Super-Multi DVD/CD R/W
  • 6X Drive
    • Ships: Pending
    • Only $119.99
    • OWC Price $99.00
8X Super-Multi DVD/CD R/W
  • 8X Drive
    • Ships: Pending
    • Only $49.95
    • MacSales.com Price $34.99
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