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OWC Mercury Pro

12X External Blu-ray Burner

Mac / PC / eSATA / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB
The next generation of storage technology.

The OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Solution is Plug and Play easy. Archive massive amounts of data, and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars! The quad interface design allows you record up to 50GB of files, photos, or business documents onto a single dual layer BD-R blu-ray disc via eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 & 1.1.

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. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance.

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.
Get started right away with included media
This OWC Mercury Optical solution includes 2 pieces of 25GB BD-R Write-Once media in slimline cases.
Get ready to be creative, the possibilities are endless with the OWC Mercury Pro!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro Quad Interface External Blu-ray Drive
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable
  • 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) 9 pin - 9 pin Connecting Cable
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) 6 pin - 6 pin Connecting Cable
  • eSATA connecting cable
  • USB A-B Connecting Cable
  • Two (2) Pieces 25GB BD-R 4x Write-Once Media

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Oxford 934DSB

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA I/II optical drives (all CD & DVD devices and Blu-ray drives 6.7 in (17cm) and shorter)

LED Indicator

  • Preconfigured solutions only

Solution Material

  • ABS Plastic

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 Port
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) - 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) - 1 Port
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards Compatible) - 1 Port

Recommended eSATA Cards

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 3.0 Gbit/s (or 300 MB/sec)
  • FireWire 800 - 800Mbps (or 100MB/sec)
  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Macintosh System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 or above
  • USB 2.0 Interface and OS X (any version)

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.
  • USB 2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Power Supply

  • 110v US Standard Power Cable & 110/240v Auto Switching International Power Supply

OWC Notes

  • Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep.
    • To disable hard disk sleep go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
  • Drive is Plug & Play natively supported by Apple iLife, Apple iDVD, etc with Mac OS X 10.4.3 and later.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.4.2, the latest version 10.4.11 is a free update we recommend installing.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.3.x, you will need PatchBurn for 10.3.x for support.
    • If you are using Mac OS X 10.2.8, you will need PatchBurn for 10.2.8 for support.
  • This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or earlier.
  • Apple software currently does not support Blu-ray drives, but the DVD and CD burning/reading portions of the OS do function.
    • It is expected a future release of the OS will add Blu-ray support and the ability to display HD Blu-ray video.

External Case Dimensions

  • 6.3 in (D) x 11.3 in (W) x 3.1 in (H)
    (16.00 cm x 28.70 cm x 7.87 cm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.0lbs (1.81kg)

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 65°C (-40°F - 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 65G 2ms
  • (non-operating) 175G 2ms

Warranty

Pioneer BDR-207 Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Blu-ray Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Vertical / Horizontal
Manufacturer Model Number
BDR-207DBK
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, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Recording Modes
Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Track-at-Once, Packet Writing (variable and fixed), Multi-Session

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 Capability
No

Physical

Height (max)
42.3mm (1.67")
Width (max)
148.1mm (5.83")
Length (max)
180.1mm (7.09")
Weight (typical)
750g (1.65lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
10X
BD-R
10X
BD-RE
10X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
12X
DVD+RW
12X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
40X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Maximum Write Speeds

BD-R
12X
BD-RE
2X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS 10.2 or higher
Authoring software, such as Roxio Toast
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
PC
Intel® Pentium® 700 MHz
Microsoft® Windows® ME, 2000, XP
Burning software that supports Blu-ray
Minimum of 64MB of RAM
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
OWC Notes:

Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MRF8BDSD12X UPC#: 736211769152

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SpeedsterCamaro Location: Las Angeles, CA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy plug and play May 14, 2017 I've been using this external blu-ray burner for years. Never had to instal drivers or mess with stock software. I can use the program I want to make blu-ray discs and burn them perfectly every time.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Kenny Location: Hagerstown, MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works like a charm! February 5, 2012 I purchased this external Blue ray burner to use with a 5 year old Power Mac G-5. Thanks to a third party software ( Voltaic), I've been able to upload my HD video (AVCHD) to my G-5, create some great slide shows (FotoMagico) with my Canon 60D pictures, and burn first class HD blue ray disc projects ( Toast 10 PRO), that look and play great on our 50" TV using a blue ray player. What an upgrade from DVD projects. Pictures clear, video looks great, etc... Thank you OWC for a great burner!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Javenz Location: Meadow Vista, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked Like a Charm January 18, 2012 Essentially plug and play. I had recently upgraded to Final Cut Pro X and wanted to see if I could burn a Blu Ray directly without additional software such as Toast or Compressor. Took a little fiddling with the FCPX controls but mission accomplished, got s pristine Blu Ray in full 1080i resolution following the menu steps in FCPX. The burner setup itself was a snap, just plugged it in and it was immediately recognized by FCPX.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: highdefflute Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Wow...it just works. June 10, 2011 It shipped next day and arrived on the third day. Installation? zero. Connect AC, Firewire800 with included cable, done. I was working on a 2h17m 720p HD iMovie which took a few hours to render (Share->MediaBrowser:720p), then I launched Toast 10 pro which I already had (for making HD on DVD-R and for SonicFire music tracking) to encode a BluRay disk image, which took a little more than an hour. The image ended up at 21GB. Lastly, I inserted one of the two included BD-R single layer Optical Quantum 4x disks, and started the image to disk copy. The disk spun up with the write speed varying from 2x to 8x and the average write speed at 4x to 5x. The write was done in less than 10 minutes.

The disk played great in my Samsung Blu-Ray player and looks phenomenal. (Source to iMovie was Panasonic ZS3 720p AVCHD footage.)

So cool.

Setup: iMac Core i5 2.66Ghz 8GB memory OSX 10.6.7 iMovie 11 Toast 10 Pro

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SwitzerT Location: Saint Louis, MO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 On Time Delivery - Plugged & Played - Bada Bing Bada Boom Bada Blu-ray April 9, 2011 Unboxed, pugged in power and eSATA ((So that's what that hole is for in my 64Bit PC (a year after purchase,)) selected Blu-Ray in editing program, hit "burn,"....out popped the disc and my 1920 X 1080 wedding video played like a charm. No software installation! No setup! NO PROBLEM! Thanks OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 12X OWC Mercury Pro Mfr P/N: MRF8BDSD12X OWC SKU: OWCMRF8BDSD12X Quad Interface Optical Solution 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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