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OWC Mercury Pro

12X External Blu-ray Reader / DVD Burner
with LightScribe & Media

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.

With the OWC Mercury Pro Optical Drive Solution you can archive massive amounts of data, and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars! The OWC Mercury Pro has everything you will need to get up and burning with ease! Offering true Plug & Play, it's never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.

Supports the burning of up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs. SATA interface technology allows for easier integration and ultimately faster performance. Features four interface types: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA! With so many interface choices, it's compatible with virtually any system!

Reads 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.
LightScribe - Direct Disc Labeling
LightScribe gives you the ability to create customized labels that are etched directly onto a special coated LightScribe disc (sold separately).
Get started right away with included media
This OWC Mercury Optical solution includes 5 pieces of 4.7GB DVD-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
  • Ten (10) Pieces 4.3GB DVD-R 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

LG Super Multi Blue Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal Blu-Ray Reader & DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
UK12LS28
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
BD-ROM: 180ms typ.
DVD-ROM: 160ms typ.
DVD-RAM: 180ms typ.
CD-ROM: 150ms typ.
Supported Formats
BD-ROM (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), BD-R (SL/DL), DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-ROM, XA-Ready, CD-I, Photo-CD (Single & Multi-Session), Video-CD, CD-Audio Disc, Mixed Mode, CD-ROM (Data and Audio), CD-R, CD-RW

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
Yes
Disc Label Type
Lightscribe
Pixel Resolution
600 DPI
Track Resolution
860 TPI
Linear Velocity
0.325 m/sec
Laser Power
40 mW
Label Colors Available
mono, single color

Physical

Height (max)
41.3mm (1.6")
Width (max)
146.0mm (5.7")
Length (max)
172mm (6.8")
Weight (typical)
0.8kg (1.8lbs.)

Maximum Read Speeds

BD-ROM
10X
BD-R
12X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
DVD-RAM
12X
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
48X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-RAM
12X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Available 5.25" drive bay and SATA connection
Burning software that supports Blu-ray, such as Toast.
At this time Commercial Blue-ray movie playback not supported in OS X.
Minimum of 1 GB of RAM
30GB or more available hard drive space (60GB for Blu-ray Disc authoring)

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 45° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-30° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity
15% to 80% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
10% to 90 % R.H.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MRF8USD5BD

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