updated 06:00 pm EST, Tue November 3, 2009
Drive burns Blu-ray discs at up to 12X speeds
Other World Computing on Tuesday announced that it is now offering a Mercury Pro external Blu-ray drive with a quad interface. Users can choose between USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or eSATA connection methods. The company claims the Pioneer BDR-205 can reach burn speeds of up to 12X on Blu-ray discs, 16X with DVDs, 4X on DVD-DL media, and 40X for CDs.
The Mercury Pro Blu-ray burner is compatible with Mac or Windows systems and can be purchased directly from OWC for $350. The package includes cables for each interface, along with two blank single-layer Blu-ray discs. Customers can also purchase a $400 bundle which includes Roxio Toast Titanium Pro 10 for Mac.