Other World Computing (OWC) has introduced a line
of OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Quad Interface
external drive solutions
(http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/optical-drives/). The
first Blu-ray external drives on the market
offering a “quad interface” of FireWire 800,
FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA, the OWC Mercury
Pro drives feature 4X Blu-ray disc write speed
for burning up to 1GB of data per minute and a
data transfer rate up to 150MB per second.

Immediately available for Mac and Windows
systems, and priced starting at US$499.99, the
Mercury Pro Blu-ray external drive solutions are
targeted to consumers with large amounts of
High-Def or other video, photos, music, and data
files that they want to archive or retrieve using
optical media. Mercury Pro Blu-ray drives read
and/or write virtually all optical media,
including Blu-ray, HD-DVD, DVD-RAM, and CD-R/RW.

Pricing for OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray Write and
Read external drive solutions are:
° OWC Mercury Pro SW-5583, $499.99. It writes
and reads Blu-ray, DVD, DVD-RAM, CD-R/RW discs.
Includes all connection cables and two 25GB BD-R

° OWC Mercury Pro SW-5583T, $579.99. It writes
and reads Blu-ray, DVD, DVD-RAM, CD-R/RW discs.
It includes all connection cables, starter media,
and full retail version of Roxio Toast 9 Titanium.