Other World Computing (OWC) has introduced two new external CD-RW 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 Mac 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-RW FireWire external solution is available now for US$159.99, while the FireWire/USB 2.0/1.1 version is available for $179.99.