Other World Computing announced on Monday the release of two new Mercury SuperDrive Internal Upgrade Kits for Apple's 13" MacBook and 15" MacBook Pro pre-Unibody notebook computers. The new drives offer faster read/write speeds for DVD+/-R/RW, Dual-Layer DVD, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW; with burn speeds of up to 8X for DVDs and 24X for CDs.
The first unit, the OWC Mercury MacBook 13"/MacBook Pro 15" SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kit, boasts up to an 8X DVD-R burn, 2X DVD-DL burn, 3X DVD-RAM, 24X CD burn, a 1 year OWC warranty and is priced at $159.99
The second unit, the OWC Mercury MacBook 13"/Macbook Pro 15" SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kit (with software and media) (with 10 pieces of 8x DVD-R media, EMC Retrospect bacup software and NTI DragonBurn CD/DVD authoring software), boasts up to to an 8X DVD-R burn, 2X DVD-DL burn, 3X DVD-RAM, 24X CD burn, a 1 year OWC warranty and is priced at $174.99.
The new OWC Mercury SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kits have been fully tested for compatibility with Apple and Windows built-in and third party DVD/CD tools and players, including Apple iTunes, Apple Disc Burner, Apple iDVD, Apple DVD Studio Pro, EMC Retrospect Express, NTI DragonBurn, Roxio Toast, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and Nero Burning.