Now with an updated design, Mercury Pro is the premier drive to bring optical media back to your workflow. With a sleek, durable aluminum chassis, and high-speed USB 3.0 interface, Mercury Pro delivers reliable performance that matches its good looks. It's cooler, quieter, and better than ever.
Universal USB 3.0 connectivity
The new Mercury Pro is plug-and-play compatible with both Mac and PC workflows, making it your versatile premium optical drive. With high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity, playback of optical media, data transfer, and archive all happen as fast as possible, with bandwidth to spare.
The perfect long-term archive solution
M-DISC sets the standard for long-term safe data storage, and the new Mercury Pro supports this revolutionary format, making it the ideal solution for reliable long-term backup and archiving. M-DISC is an archival-quality storage solution that protects your data from degradation and loss for 1,000 years or more.
M-DISCs use a proprietary layer made from inorganic, rock-like material for permanent data storage, protected from data rot and extremes of light, humidity and temperature change. Because the M-DISC ready Mercury Pro engraves the data into this layer, write once and read forever.
Reliability and support you can count on
Like all OWC drives, the Mercury Pro is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because our goal is always 100% reliability, it's rigorously quality tested, and backed by our 1 year warranty and 24/7 Customer Support.
I'm always on the lookout for ways to preserve my collection of digital photos and home movies ... each of OWC's Mercury Pro bundles offers a nice drive and basic software to get you started.Jeremy Horwitz, 9-5 Mac
OWC Mercury Pro 24X External DVD Burner
0.6 meter (24") USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Standard-B)
The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service 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.
Mercury Pro Specifications:
OWC Part Number
OS X 10.3 or later
Windows XP or later
Driver not required
Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 interface
Recommended (Best Performance)
Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface
(1) USB 3.0 (ASMedia ASM1053E)
LG GH24NSC0B 24X 5.25" Internal DVD/CD Rewriter
Internal UL-listed, universal auto-switching
AC input: 100 ∼ 240V, 50-60Hz
DC output: 12V, 3A
Height: 2.0 in (5.2 cm)
Width: 6.5 in (16.6cm)
Length: 8.3 in (21.0 cm)
With Drive: 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg)
Without Drive: 4.0 lbs. (1.8 kg)
Temperature (°F) 41° – 107°
Temperature (°C) 5° – 42°
Temperature (°F) −40° – 149°
Temperature (°C) −40 – 65°
LG Super-Multi Specs:
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
DVD-ROM: 145ms typ.
CD-ROM: 125ms typ.
DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD±R (SL/DL), DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA, Video CD
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD
5° C to 45° C
-30° C to 60° C
15% to 80% R.H.
10% to 90 % R.H.
Maximum Read Speeds
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
Maximum Write Speeds
1 Year LG Warranty
Compatible with any Mac Pro system with a SATA interface. The 'Woodcrest' or 'Harpertown' Mac Pro uses an IDE interface and is not compatible with this drive.
DVD Player Support:
Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions) - DVD player works perfectly
Mac OS X previous to OS X 10.3 - DVD player not supported
Mac OS 9 or earlier - DVD player not supported
Compatible with any PC system running Windows 2000 or later with a SATA drive interface. Please see your burning software application manufacturer's website for specific support of this drive mechanism.
At this time, there is no native support for this drive when using earlier versions of Mac OS X. Patching this drive for support under earlier versions of Mac OS X is possible using Christian Moller's PatchBurn Software.
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 MR3USD24 UPC#: 812437022605
MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina, iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro
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