Wednesday, March 19th 2014

OWC Releases Mercury Pro 16x External Blu-Ray Writer

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC upgrade and storage technology company has upgraded the OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray Optical Drive to professional grade 16X BD-R write speeds, 128 GB BDXL compatibility, and high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.

Read and Write Double, Triple, Quad Layer BD-R Discs
In addition to single and double layer BD-R discs, the Mercury Pro External offers expanded support for up to 100 GB of data on triple layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs and up to 128 GB on quad layer BDXL-R discs. For comparison, 128 GBs of data on a single quad layer BDXL disc is the equivalent of 27 standard DVDs or five single layer Blu-ray discs.
"Optical drives are still a vital component of any desktop or mobile computer for affordable data backup and archiving," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "And the Mercury Pro External offers best-in-class speed, features, and compatibility for all users."

Fast and Flexible
The USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA multi-interface data connection options provide the throughput to support fast 16X write speeds. From 640 MB CD-Rs to 128 GB BDXL media, the Mercury Pro External Blu-ray optical drive provides the right speed and data capacities for every size project.

Key Features Include:
  • Read and write all Blu-ray formats.
  • Includes everything needed to get up and burning with ease.
  • 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 cable
  • Large Buffer Memory: 4 MB
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
  • Software:
  • Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3
  • Smile DiscLabel software for labels and jewel case inserts
  • Roxio Toast 11 Titanium media toolkit with Blu-ray support (optional)
Pricing and Availability:
The OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray optical drive is available today from OWC and select retailers for just $167.99. For more information, visit:
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1 Comment on OWC Releases Mercury Pro 16x External Blu-Ray Writer

pah we're still to see any media that says it will burn at that speed and I doubt we will just as with DVD+/- R discs it'll be a crap shoot when you burn
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