Blu-ray
OWC Unveils Blu-ray Burner with 4 Interfaces
Mac and PC users can easily add the new drive via FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 and eSATA.
OWC Mercury Pro
OWC’s Mercury Pro “Quad Interface” Blu-ray burner is available in two packages, starting at $500.
October 23, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

There are plenty of people that want to add a Blu-ray burner into their daily routines, but might not have the know-how to do so. Now OWC (also known as Other World Computing) has announced its new line of OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray “Quad Interface” external drive solutions.

The new drive will be the first to market that allows four different ways to connect: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA. The company says the new drive also has a 4X Blu-ray write speed, which translates into a semi-painful 1GB per minute.

Still, you won’t be wasting any time with the install. Also, the Mercury Pro can read and/or write HD-DVD, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW.

Compatible with both Mac and Windows systems, the Mercury Pro is available now, starting at $499.99. If you want to add of Roxio Toast 9 Titanium (Mac OS X) into the equation, it will cost another $80.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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