Other World Computing (OWC) on Thursday updated its Mercury Pro FireWire/USB 2.0 external DVD burner for Mac and PC with a new dual-layer mechanism. The new drive costs $129.99.
The DVR-111 system can burn DVDs at up to 16x and supports dual layer DVD media at up to 8x. Dual layer media can support up to 8.5GB of data. It can also burn CDs at 40x. The drive supports iLife 2005 and 2006 applications including iDVD, iPhoto and iTunes. Roxio Toast and NTI DragonBurn are supported, as well — in fact, DragonBurn is included with the drive.
Also included is EMC/Dantz’s Retrospect Backup software, 5 pieces of DVD media, 25 pieces of CD-R media and cables.