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OWC Raises The Optical Bar With Mercury Pro External 16X BD-R, 128GB BDXL Blu-ray Optical Drive

OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray optical drive offers 16X BD-R write capabilities and 128GB BDXL™ compatibility with multi-interface USB 3.0, FireWire 800, an eSATA connetivity

Mar 18, 2014 | Woodstock, IL

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Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, 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, 128GB 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 100GB of data on triple layer BDXL-R/BDXL RE discs and up to 128GB on quad layer BDXL-R discs. For comparison, 128GBs 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 FireWire 400 multi-interface data connection options provide the throughput to support fast 16X write speeds. From 640MB CD-Rs to 128GB 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: 4MB
  • 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: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MR3F8BDSD16/

The OWC Mercury Pro External Blu-ray optical drive is also available with Roxio Toast 11 Titanium media toolkit software for only $219.99. For more information, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MR3F8BDSD16S/

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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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Derrick Stembridge


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dStembridge@owc.com