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OWC Slim 8X Super-Multi DVD/CD Burner/Reader External Optical Drive with M-DISC Support

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Product code: OWCMR3PDVDR8XT

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Simple bus-powered optical drive solution. Up to 8X DVD+/-R, 6X DVD+/-RW, 6X DVD+/-R DL, & 24X CD burn speeds.

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Slim USB 3.0 
External Optical 8X DVD/CD Burner

Mac / PC 
Add a high performance USB optical drive to any computer.
Good Looks and Great Flexibility.
The OWC Slim is the good-looking, great value CD/DVD drive that's indispensible in your gear bag. A fast USB 3.0 interface and a lightweight design provides portable convenience and flexibility for use with both Macs and PCs. Just plug in the included USB cable and the OWC Slim is ready to go -- perfect for school, home, work, and play.
Compact and Versatile, Everywhere.
The OWC Slim offers stylish mobile disk read/write ability with a sleek, totally bus-powered design. It's small enough to slip into a laptop bag so you'll always have an optical drive on hand, whatever your needs.
Supports CDs at up to 24x speed and 700MB, and DVDs at up to 8x speed and 8.5GB dual layer.
M-DISC - The Perfect Long-Term Archive Solution
The OWC Slim optical drive supports the revolutionary M-DISC format, making it the ideal solution for reliable long-term backup and archiving. Compared to other recordable storage media like DVDs and Tape, M-DISC offers superior reliability and protection against data loss that will last a thousand 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. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. 
  • Bus-powered, no AC adapter needed
  • Portable and travel-ready design
  • Supports M-DISC extended life media for superior reliability
  • Supports MacOS and Windows




  • (1) OWC Slim External Optical Drive
  • (1) High Quality 'Y' type Dual USB 3 (Dual 'A' to 'Micro-B' type) cable
  • (1) User Guide
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty


Product Specifications:


  • JMicron JMS578

Standard Mechanism

  • Hitachi/LG 8X SuperMulti DVD Writer

M-Disc Support

  • Yes

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.2 Gen1– (1) mini "B" port


  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Macintosh Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.

Windows Requirements

  • Windows XP or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.

Drive Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Read Speeds

  • DVD-RAM: 6X
  • DVD-R: 8X
  • DVD+R: 8X
  • DVD-R (Dual Layer): 8X
  • DVD+R (Dual Layer): 8X
  • DVD+RW: 8X
  • DVD-ROM: 8X
  • CD-ROM: 24X
  • CD-R: 24X
  • CD-RW: 24X
  • M-Disc up to 4x

Write Speeds

  • DVD-RAM: 5X
  • DVD-R: 8X
  • DVD+R: 8X
  • DVD-R (Dual Layer): 8X
  • DVD+R (Dual Layer): 8X
  • DVD+RW: 8X
  • DVD-ROM: 8X
  • CD-ROM: 24X
  • CD-R: 24X
  • CD-RW: 24X
  • M-Disc up to 4x

Other Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB interface.
  • Chrome compatible via supported USB interface.

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.
  • Optional AC Adapter*
    * AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs. It is however, required to burn M-Discs.

External Case Dimensions

  • 5.7 in (D) x 5.6 in (W) x .9 in (H)
    (14.6 cm x 14.3 cm x 2.3 cm)

Operating Environment:


  • (operating) 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
  • (non-operating) -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 10% – 80% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 10% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)

Additional Information

Connection USB 2.0
Interface No
Form Factor No
Model Identifier No
Suitable for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCMR3PDVDR8XT
UPC 810586037976
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