Other World Computing
(OWC) has introduced two CD-RW external FireWire drives that operate at 52x speeds and which, according to the company, allow users to burn CDs in less than 90 seconds.
As with all of their Mercury Pro products, OWC’s new Pro 52x-line offer FireWire and USB connectivity and are compatible with both Mac and Windows systems. The Mercury Pro 52x-Speed FireWire solutions feature Lite-On Smart-Burn technology.
Each drive ships with 25 pieces of CD-R media, one piece of CD-RW media, Roxio Toast Lite 5.2.x and all necessary cables. The Mercury Pro 52x CD-RWs write to industry standard 550MB (63 minutes), 650MB (74 minutes) and 700MB (80 minutes) discs and are capable of over-burn writes of up to 99 minutes. This functionality gives users the ability to manage large back-up jobs, archive data, make music CDs that are playable in any standard CD player, or create, edit and repeatedly rewrite a variety of data formats to the discs, according to Larry O’Connor, president of OWC.
The Mercury Pro 52X CD-RW FireWire external solution is available today for US$159.99; the FireWire/USB 2.0/USB 1.1 version costs $179.99. The Mercury Pro 48x24x48 CD-RW FireWire external solutions are also available at prices starting at $139.99. All three CD-RW solutions are available exclusively through OWC.