Since Apple has yet to release an internal Blu-ray option for its Macs, Mac users who want Blu-ray have to turn to an external drive—and there are no solid signs of a Blu-ray option from Apple coming anytime soon. Fortunately, OWC expanded your external Blu-ray choices on Tuesday by releasing its new Mercury Pro 12x Blu-ray burner.
The new Mercury Pro 12X Blu-ray burner features a quad interface, meaning it has support for FireWire 800 (a pair of ports), FireWire 400 (one port), USB 2.0 (one port), and eSATA (one port). OWC also includes cables for each connection.
OWC’s new external Blu-ray burner uses a Pioneer BDR-205, and supports writing to single- or dual-layer BD-R media at 12X speed. Writing to BD-RE media is done at 2X speed, while writing to DVD±R is at 16X, DVD±R DL is at 8X, and CD-R is at 40X.