updated 10:10 pm EST, Tue November 25, 2008
OWC Mercury SuperDrive
Other World Computing on Tuesday announced Mercury SuperDrive kits for the pre-unibody MacBook 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15-inch notebooks. Capable of burning dual-layer 8.7GB discs, the upgraded drive also offers faster write speeds of up to 8X for DVDs and 24X for CDs. The SuperDrives are compatible with iDVD, iTunes, DiscBurn, Apple DVD Player, Roxio Toast, EMC Retrospect and CharisMac Discribe. The devices can also be bundled with a software and media package that includes NTI DragonBurn, EMC Retrospect backup software, and ten DVD-R discs.
The Mercury SuperDrive is now available and can be purchased alone for $160, or with the media/software package for $175. Each drive also comes with a one-year OWC warranty.