Other World Computing (OWC) on Thursday announced its
Mercury Pro Dual Layer DVD-/+RW DVR 111D
optical drive — an external DVD burner that includes FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports. It costs $125.
The drive can burn dual layer and double layer DVD media at up to 8x speed; single-layer DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs at up to 16x; CD-Rs at up to 40x, and can read CD’s at up to 40x. Dual layer and double layer DVD’s can hold up to 8.5GB.
The drive includes NTI DragonBurn, EMC Retrospect Express, FireWire and USB cables, 25 pieces of CD-R media and 5 pieces of DVD-R media.