OWC offers faster DVD/CD burners

Other World Computing (OWC) now offers faster internal ‘SuperDrive’ DVD and CD burners for the PowerMac G3, G4 and G5, eMac G4, iMac G4 and G5, Mac mini, G4 Cube and PowerBook G4. Internal drives start as low as $75 and feature up to 16X DVD (4.7 Gigabytes [GB] per disc) burn speeds, up to 6X DVD Dual Layer (8.5GB per disc) burn speeds and up to 40X CD burn speeds.

Both bare drives and complete solutions featuring software and media are available. Instructions, including free Apple Quicktime movie installation guides, are available at OWC’s tech center for most systems.

External solutions also are available starting from $129.99 for virtually any Mac or PC that operates on FireWire or USB2 ports. All drive options can be viewed at http://www.macsales.com/Superdrive

Compatible with popular software from Apple and third parties, OWC’s solutions let users either add CD and/or DVD burning capabilities to a system currently without them, or to upgrade for faster operation from an existing drive.

“Just like us, our customers are busy folks and today’s fast burners certainly can save a lot of time otherwise spent waiting around,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC in the press release. “Be it on the road with your PowerBook, or in the office with your tower, it’s nice to burn what you need quickly and without hassle.”

External drives are plug and play. Internal solutions are user installable with the help of OWC’s instructions, but OWC does offer installation services for those who may feel uncomfortable doing it themselves. Also, OWC offers up to a $90 rebate/trade for the optional return of an existing drive.

For more detailed information on Mercury SuperDrives and to view the entire OWC line of products visit http://www.eshop.macsales.com , call 1-800-275-4576 or e-mail sales@macsales.com


  1. Newbie Question – is there a software solution that will allow Apple’s SuperDrive to support burning “multi-sessions” CD’s / DVD’s?

    Thanks for the help.

    Magic Word – congress

  2. ok been hooking up a lite-on 4X dvd burner via patchburn.de and it works with disk utility, popcorn, toast, etc…..but heck it only burns at 2X. I dare not try to hook up my 16X burner and try to burn at 8X like I can with windows. Hopefully I’ll be able to figure this one out.

    Mac mini cd-rw/dvd-rom drive is 2X CSS limited to ripping. In other words what takes most dvd-roms say 10 to 15 mins to rip a dvd to hd takes a whopping 40 to 45mins on the mac mini.

  3. Is this another advertisement? I guess it’s ok to announce a new product offering from a favorite site, but to copy an entire press release verbatum seems a little excessive. Besides, MDN told me in a private email they would stop doing this sort of thing.

    Washi, what’s a CSS? Besides, the mini has a very slow HD. People keep trying to use for things it wasn’t intended.

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