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OWC Mercury Pro 16X Blu-Ray/DVD DL/CD USB 3.0 & FireWire 800/400 Writer Burner Solution

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Product code: MR3F8BDSD-16-X

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Highlights

Up to 16x Blu-ray, 16X DL DVD-/+ R/RW, 40X CDRW Burn Speeds. Fully compatible with Roxio Toast, iMovie, etc!
Discontinued
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OWC Mercury Pro

16X External Blu-ray Burner

Mac / PC / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / USB 3.0
 
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! USB 3.0, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 with transfer rates of up to 300MB/s! With so many interface choices, it's compatible with virtually any system.

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.

Bundled with the OWC Disc Labeling Software Suite
Whether you're labeling your finished discs with adhesive labels, using inkjet-printable discs, or laser burning via LightScribe or LabelFlash; OWC has included the software give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. The suite includes software for creating jewel case inserts and DVD covers as well. A $39.95 value included.
Note: This drive is NOT LightScribe or LabelFlash equipped.
M-DISC - Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
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.
Note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded fromhttps://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Get ready to be creative, the possibilities are endless with the OWC Mercury Pro!
 
Highlights
  • Read and write Blu-ray formats.
  • Includes everything you will need to get up and burning with ease!
  • All connecting cables included!
  • Get started right away creating and archiving using optical media!
  • Includes OWC Disc Labeling Software Bundle!
  • Large Buffer Memory: 4MB
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 1 Year OWC Warranty

 

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Pro Multi-Interface External Blu-ray Drive
  • 110v US Standard Power Cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2.5 Amp output Power Supply.
  • High-quality, double shielded FireWire 800 (1394b) connecting cable (9-9 pin cable)
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 Standard-B to Standard-A (backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1) connecting cable
  • OWC Disk Labeling Software Bundle
    • LightScribe System Software
    • LightScribe Simple Labeler
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel
  • Two (2) Pieces 25GB BD-R 4x Write-Once Media

 

Burn Blu-ray On Your Mac

 

Blu-ray burning on your Mac is now made easy. Read our How-To Article.

 

 

Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Initio 1615 and 3609

Optical Drive Support

  • 5.25" SATA 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

  • USB 3.0 (2.0 Backwards Compatible) - 1 Port
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) - 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) - 1 Port

Max Data Transfer Rate

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

Cooling

  • Fan Cooled

Macintosh System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 or later
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 Interface and OS X 10.3 or later

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 Interface and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Power Supply

  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2.5 Amp output Power Supply.

OWC Notes

  • 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.xfor 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.

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

OWC 1 Year Solution Warranty.

 

LG Super Multi Blue Specs:

General

Drive Type
Super Multi Blue Internal SATA 16x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
4MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
WH16NS40
RoHS Compliant
Yes
 

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
12X
BD-R
12X
BD-RE
8X
BD-ROM (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
6X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
6X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
DVD-RAM
5X
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

BD-R
16X
BD-RE
2X
BD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
BD-R (Triple Layer)
12X
BD-R (Quad Layer)
6X
BD-RE (Dual Layer)
2X
BD-RE (Triple Layer)
2X
M-DISC/+M
4X
DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
 

Capacity

Data Capacity
128GB : Blu-ray Quad Layer
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

 

 

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
 

Reliability

Warranty
1 Year LG Warranty
 

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.
 
 
 
OWC Notes:

  1. M-DISC DVD engraving / burning requires M-DISC specific media.
 

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCMR3F8BDSD16X

 

Additional Information

Connection FW400, FW800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Interface No
Form Factor 5.25"
Model Identifier No
Suitable for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCMR3F8BDSD16
UPC 794504322453

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