Other World Computing is now shipping the Mercury Pro CD-RW FireWire disc burner. The Mercury Pro line of burners feature writing speeds up to 52x and come either FireWire or USB compatible. According to Other World Computing:
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace, has introduced two new CD-RW external FireWire drives that operate at 52x speeds and allow users to burn CDs in less than 90 seconds.
The new 52x-speed Mercury Pro drives are compatible with both Macintosh and Windows-based systems with FireWire or USB support, and feature Lite-On SMART-BURN technology. Each drive ships with 25 pieces of CD-R media, one piece of CD-RW media, Roxio Toast Lite 5.2.x and all connecting cables.
The Mercury Pro 52X CD-RWs write to industry standard 550MB (63 min.), 650MB (74 min.) and 700MB (80 min.) discs, respectively, and are capable of over-burn writes of up to 99 minutes. This functionality gives users the ability to manage large back-up jobs, archive data, make music CDs that are playable in any standard CD player, or create, edit and rewrite a variety of data formats to the discs many times over.
You can find more information about the Mercury Pro CD-RW burners at the Other World Computing Web site. The Mercury Pro CD-RW burners start at US$139.99.