OWC Introduces World's First "Quad Interface" Firewire 800/400, USB, & Esata 12X Burn Speed Blu-Ray External Drives For Macs And PCS

Mercury Pro line burns Blu-ray discs up to 12X, DVDs to 16X, CDs to 40X speeds -- Priced from $299.99 Special Mac bundles include $129 value Toast 10 Titanium Pro for Drag & Drop video burning to Blu-ray

Nov 3, 2009 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC(r)), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today its Mercury Pro(tm) Blu-ray External Drive is the first "Quad Interface" 12X Blu-ray disc burner on the market. With the flexibility of a "Quad Interface" of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, & eSATA interfaces, the OWC Mercury Pro External Drive line offers Plug & Play disc burning compatibility with both Windows and Macintosh systems starting at $299.99.

Pricing for OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray "Quad Interface" External Solutions:

OWC Mercury Pro up to 8X Blu-ray, 16X DVD, 4X DVD-DL, & 40X CD Burn Speeds - $299.99
Same model special bundled with full retail box Roxio Toast Titanium Pro 10, $399.99

OWC Mercury Pro up to 12X Blu-ray, 16X DVD, 8X DVD-DL, & 40X CD Burn Speeds - $349.99
Same model special bundled with full retail box Roxio Toast Titanium Pro 10, $449.99

OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Reader/Writer solutions include two 25GB BD-R discs, connecting cables for all four interfaces, and are backed by a one year OWC Warranty.

Burn 50,000 JPEG Images, 17,500 MP3 Songs, or 25 DVD Movies on a Single Blu-ray Disc

Available immediately, the Mercury Pro Blu-ray External Drives are ideal for consumers with large amounts of High-Definition or other video, photos, music, and data files that they want to author, archive, or retrieve using a single disk. Capable of burning up to 50GB of data -- equal to 50,000 JPEG images, 17,500 MP3 songs, 25 DVD quality movies, or just under four hours of High Definition video -- onto a single Blu-ray disc in 15 to 20 minutes, the Mercury Pro Blu-ray drives also read and/or write virtually all types of optical media, including DVD R/RW & Dual-Layer, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW.

For more information on the OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray External Drive Solutions, visit:

Special Mac Bundles Include $129.99 Retail Version of Toast 10 Titanium Pro

A $129.99 retail value, Toast 10 Titanium Pro is included with two OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray External Drives bundles for Mac users. A long time Mac favorite tool for burning CDs and DVDs, Toast 10 Titanium Pro takes burning on Macs to the next level with built-in Blu-ray data and video disc burning capabilities, in addition to DVD & CD support. Ideal for creative professionals and designers, as well as home photo and video hobbyists, Toast 10 Titanium Pro supports the burning of massive amounts of raw data files, as well as the creation of fully playable Blu-ray video discs. Using this included software, Mac users can convert and burn a wide variety of QuickTime compatible files and HD video footage from AVCHD camcorders, TiVo DVRs, ElGato's EyeTV, etc. and then play the discs on any standard Blu-ray set-top box or PS3 game console.

"By providing the double benefit of the fastest Blu-ray burn speeds in the only 'Quad-Interface' external drive, the OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray drives give Mac and PC users the high performance they need to burn large amounts of data to Blu-ray discs quickly and easily," said Larry O'Connor, CEO, Other World Computing. "Mac users seeking the easiest, most complete drag and drop video to Blu-ray disk burning solution on the market cannot find a better value than our special Toast 10 bundles."

The OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray "Quad Interface" External Drive line has been fully tested for compatibility with most Mac and Windows built-in and third party DVD/CD tools and players, including Apple iTunes, Apple Disc Burning, Apple iLife Suite, Apple Final Cut Studio 2 (exporting edited video to Toast for Blu-ray mastering), EMC Retrospect Express, NTI DragonBurn, Roxio Toast, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and Nero Burning.

For more information on OWC's full line of Internal and External CD/DVD/Blu-Ray options, visit:


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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