Other World Computing (OWC) http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today that it has lowered the price of its new award-winning OWC Mercury Blu-ray Internal and External Drive Solutions, priced now starting at $499.99 for internal and $599.99 for external drives. Winner of the American Photo 2007 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Storage Products, the OWC Mercury Blu-ray Drive is a FireWire/USB2 Plug & Play Blu-Ray Burner + DVDRW/CDRW that is 100% compatible with any Windows or Mac system with an available IDE/ATAPI bay port (for internal drives), or any FireWire or USB 2.0 system port (for external drives).
The OWC Blu-ray drives are the ideal solution for consumers with large amounts of data to archive or retrieve using optical media -- perfect for high-definition or other video, large photo, music, and data files. The Blu-ray drives read and write Blu-ray, DVD, DVD-RAM, CD and virtually every optical media. The drives provide the advantages of Blu-ray, including high-capacity storage (up to 50GB per disc) for write-once or rewriteable media at a burn speed of 24X, full high-quality HD Picture, and Surround Sound capabilities.
Blu-ray, the next generation of storage technology developed by Sony, gives you the freedom to create home movie and photo memories on long lasting discs with the highest video resolution now available on the market. Blu-ray has a broad base of industry support, with seven of the eight major movie studios and leading consumer electronics and IT hardware manufacturers providing a broad selection of Blu-ray disc products.
OWC Blu-ray Drive Features
- Burn up to 50GB of data or high-definition video per Blu-ray disc or up to 8.5GB using standard DVDs.
- True Plug & Play, it’s never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.
- Supports FireWire and USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 backwards compatible) ports!
- Includes two 25GB Blu-ray media discs.
- Available bundled with full retail version of Toast 8 DVD/CD Authoring software.
Priced at $499.99 for OWC Mercury Blu-ray Internal Drives (with standard IDE/ATAPI interface) and $599.99 for External Drives, these solutions are available with the full retail version of Toast 8 DVD/CD Authoring software (with Blu-Ray Support), two 25GB Blu-ray media discs, and are covered under a 1 year warranty. All External drive solutions also include all required connecting cables.
The OWC Blu-ray drive solutions are available immediately from OWC. For more information, go to http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optical-drives/Blu-Ray/.