OWC debuts new faster Mercury Internal SuperDrives for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro

Other World Computing (OWC) announced today new OWC Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade Kits for MacBook and MacBook Pro 15-inch models. The new OWC Mercury SuperDrives offer faster burn speeds than factory – up to 8X DVD, 6X DVD-DL (Dual-Layer 8.5GB), 5X DVD-RAM, and 24X CD burn speeds with support for DVD+/-R/RW, DVD+/-R DL (Dual-Layer), DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW media. OWC Mercury SuperDrive Upgrade Kits add the fastest optical drive performance available to new and existing MacBook/MacBook Pro notebooks.

“The new OWC Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade Kits offer faster read/write performance than our previous upgrade kits, as well as burning several media types (including the widely popular Dual Layer DVDs) faster than the factory installed drive,” said Larry O’Connor, President, Other World Computing, in the press release. “Whether you have an original MacBook or MacBook Pro from 2006 or a non-“Unibody” from 2008, our Mercury SuperDrive Kits will make your Mac’s optical drive provide higher performance and more media support too.”

New OWC Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade Kits for MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks available immediately:

• OWC Mercury SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kit for MacBook 13″ and MacBook Pro 15″ (Non-“Unibody”): features up to 8X DVD+/-R burn, 6X DVD-R DL burn, 5X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R burn, and 1 year OWC warranty. Priced at $147.99.

• “Value Bundle” of this same SuperDrive Kit, priced at $159.99, also includes 10 pieces of 8X DVD-R media in jewel case, Prosoft Data Backup 3 software, and NTI DragonBurn CD/DVD authoring software.

The new OWC Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade Kits have been fully tested for compatibility with Apple and Windows built-in and third party DVD/CD tools and players, including Apple iTunes, Apple Disc Burner, Apple iDVD, Apple DVD Studio Pro, EMC Retrospect Express, NTI DragonBurn, Roxio Toast, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and Nero Burning. Printed instructions and online installation videos show how easy it is to install and use OWC Mercury SuperDrives.

For more information on the new OWC Mercury SuperDrive Upgrade Kits for the specific Apple notebook model you have, visit here.

OWC offers rebates of up to $25 to users who send in any older working Apple or Apple compatible optical drive after upgrading to a new, faster SuperDrive purchased from OWC. Complete rebate details are available here.

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