OWC introduces new desktop optical drive

US-based computer hardware company Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the availability of the new OWC Mercury Pro, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 optical drive for plug and play support of CD, DVD, M-DISC and/or Blu-ray disc reading and writing with Macs and PCs, the company said.

The new OWC Mercury Pro conveniently brings optical media to workflow with high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity for playback of optical media, data transfer and archiving with bandwidth to spare.

The Mercury Pro is available in two configurations to match your storage, transfer, and archive requirements.

Unlike traditional discs which use susceptible ink dye to store data, M-DISCs use a proprietary micro-thin layer made from rock-like material for virtually permanent data storage, offering protection from data rot and the extremes of light, humidity and temperature change. Because the M-DISC-ready Mercury Pro engraves the data into this layer, you´ll write once and read for generations to come.

OWC is a zero emissions Mac and PC technology company. It has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers for more than ten years. The company provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.