My iMac’s dvd reader/writer has some problem and can not burn dvd’s correctly.  So I’ve searched and found that OWC (Other World Computing) have some external dvd and blu ray burners working on a MAC (and Windows)

OWC Mercury Pro Removable DVD+/-RW Drive

With the OWC Mercury Pro 6x Blu-ray LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue External you can archive massive amounts of data (up to 50GB per disc!), and start creating DVDs using your own family and friends as the stars!

The OWC Mercury Pro 6x Blu-ray LG GGW-H20L even includes LightScribe technology – allowing you to create labels directly on your disc!

  • This OWC Mercury Pro supports the burning of up to 50GB of data or high definition video per Blu-ray disc, or up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs.
  • The OWC Mercury Pro has everything you will need to get up and burning with ease! Offering true Plug & Play, it’s never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.
  • The OWC Mercury Pro includes an amazing 4 interface types! FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA! With so many interface choices, it’s compatible with virtually any system!
  • The OWC Mercury Pro includes two 25GB pieces of retail Panasonic write-once media.
    • Supports the burning of up to 50GB of data or high definition video per Blu-ray disc, or up to 8.5GB using low-cost Dual Layer DVDs.
    • Has everything you will need to get up and burning with ease! Offering true Plug & Play, it’s never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.
    • Four interface types! FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA! With so many interface choices, it’s compatible with virtually any system!
    • Includes two 25GB pieces of retail Panasonic write-once media.

 

OWC Mercury Pro 6x Blu-ray External Product Specifications:
Chipset:
Oxford 934DSB
Interface:
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) – 2 Ports
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) – 1 Port
  • eSATA – 1 Port
  • USB 2.0 (1.1 Backwards Compatible) – 1 Port
Format:
External
Mechanism:
LG Electronics GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue 6x SATA Blu-ray Recordable Drive
Buffer:
4MB
Write Speed:
  • BD-R: 6x Max
  • BD-R (DL): 4x Max
  • BD-RE: 2x Max
  • BD-RE (DL): 2x Max
  • DVD+R: 16x Max
  • DVD+R (DL): 4x Max
  • DVD+RW: 8x Max
  • DVD-R: 16x Max
  • DVD-R (DL): 4x Max
  • DVD-RW: 6x Max
  • CD-R: 40x Max
  • CD-RW: 24x Max
Read Speed:
  • BD-R: 6x Max
  • BD-R (DL): 4.8x Max
  • BD-RE: 2x Max
  • BD-RE (DL): 2x Max
  • BD-ROM: 6x Max
  • BD-ROM (DL): 4.8x Max
  • HD DVD-ROM: 3x Max
  • HD DVD-ROM (DL): 3x Max
  • DVD+R: 12x Max
  • DVD+R (DL): 8x Max
  • DVD+RW: 10x Max
  • DVD-R: 12x Max
  • DVD-R (DL): 8x Max
  • DVD-RW: 10x Max
  • DVD-ROM: 16x Max
  • CD-ROM: 40x Max
  • CD-R: 40x Max
  • CD-RW: 40x Max

Buffer Size:
8MB
Data Capacity:
  • 50GB BD-R (Double Layer)
  • 25GB BD-R (Single Layer)
  • 8.5GB (Double Layer DVD+/-R DL Disc, General Use)
  • 4.6GB (DVD General Use)
  • 700 MB (79 min. disk)
  • 650 MB (74 min. disk)
  • 550MB (63 min. disk)
Loading Mechanism:
Tray
Supported Formats:
  • BD-ROM (SL/DL
  • BD-RE (SL/DL)
  • BD-R (SL/DL)
  • HD-DVD-ROM (SL/DL/TWIN)
  • DVD-ROM (SL/DL)
  • DVD-R (SL/DL)
  • DVD-RW
  • DVD+R (SL/DL)
  • DVD+RW
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-ROM XA-Ready
  • CD-I
  • Photo-CD (Single & Multi-Session)
  • Video-CD
  • CD-Audio Disc
  • Mixed Mode CD-ROM (Data and Audio)
  • CD-Extra
  • CD-Text
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
Recording Modes:
  • Disc-at-Once
  • Session-at-Once
  • Track-at-Once
  • Packet Writing (variable and fixed)
  • Multi-Session
Sustained Data Transfer Rate:
  • BD-ROM: 215.79 Mbits/s (6x max.)
  • HD DVD-ROM: 109.65 Mbits/s (3x max.)
  • DVD-ROM: 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x max.)
  • CD-ROM: 6,000 Kbytes/s (40x max.)
Average Access Time:
  • BD-ROM: 180 msec (Typical)
  • HD DVD-ROM: 210 msec (Typical)
  • DVD-ROM: 160 msec (Typical)
  • CD-ROM: 150 msec (Typical)
Apple iTunes Support
Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther":
This drive fully supports burning using Apple iTunes when PatchBurn 3 (available here) is used. Installation is a simple one-click process.
Apple DiscBurner Support
Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther":
This drive fully supports burning using Apple DiscBurner when PatchBurn 3 (available here) is used. Installation is a simple one-click process.
Mac OS 9 Notes:
This drive is not supported under Mac OS 9 or earlier.
Operating System:
Macintosh with FireWire Interface and OS X 10.3 and above or PC with FireWire interface and Windows 98 or other OS with FireWire Support. USB 2.0 requires Windows 2000 or later, or Mac OS X.
Installation:
Horizontal
Case Dimensions:
7.5" x 2.5" x 10.5"
Warranty:
1 Year

 

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Back view of OWC Mercury Pro 6x Blu-ray LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blue External

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This external drive costs $400 but you can buy only the OWC case for $120 and then order seperately the LG GGW-H20L external blu ray burner for $250 so the total cost will be much lower than buying the bundle.

 

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