Other World Computing Releases Two Additional "Mercury" SuperDrive Kits for 17" MacBook Pro

Other World Computing announced a new pair of "Mercury" SuperDrive internal Upgrade Kits for Apple's 17" MacBook Pro notebook computers on Tuesday. The new models, which are immediately available, read DVD+/-R/RW, Dual-Layer DVD, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW media and offer burn speeds up to 8X for DVDs and 24X for CDs.

The first kit, known as the OWC Mercury MacBook Pro 17" SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kit, offers burn speeds up to 8X for DVD-R, 6X for DVD-DL, 5X for DVD RAM and 24X for CD-ROM. The drive retails for $89.99 and includes a 1 year OWC warranty.

The second kit, known as the OWC Mercury MacBook Pro 17" SuperDrive Dual-Layer Internal Drive Kit (with media and software), offers burn speeds up to 8X for DVD-R, 6X for DVD-DL, 5X for DVD RAM and 24X for CD-ROM. The drive includes 10 pieces of 8X DVD-R media in a jewel case, copies of EMC Retrospect backup software, NTI DragonBurn CD/DVD authoring software, a 1 year OWC warranty and retails for $104.99.

Users looking to install the drives will find printed instructions included with the kits as well as tutorial videos available on the OWC web site.