Other World Computing has announced the US$49 OWC SuperSlim, a USB 2.0 optical drive enclosure for turning any 9.5mm SATA slot loading internal optical drive, even those with mounting tabs, into an external plug and play CD, DVD, and/or Blu-ray disc burning /playing solution for Macs and PCs.

Available for immediate ordering at http://macte.ch/5BZQO, it’s thin, weighs only 4.2 ounces, and is bus powered (no AC adapter is needed). The OWC SuperSlim is designed especially for MacBook and MacBook Pro owners that installed the OWC Data Doubler to replace their infrequently used optical drive. Now, while enjoying up to 750GB additional internal storage capacity in the optical drive bay, users can install the replaced Apple SuperDrive into the OWC SuperSlim to create an external plug and play CD and DVD burning/playing solution.

The custom engineered, blue anodized aluminum OWC Data Doubler gives 2008-2010 MacBook and 2009-2011 MacBook Pro users the flexibility to onfigure their computer’s internal drive array. Any SATA 2.5″ hard drive or SSD of up to 9.5mm height can be mounted onto the bracket with the entire assembly then user installable in a MacBook or MacBook Pro optical drive bay. 9.5mm SATA 2.5″ hard drives, currently available in capacities of up to 750GB, are fully plug and play recognized via the Apple Disk Utility program with standard configuration options just like any typical drive.

Consumers purchasing the new OWC SuperSlim enclosure can receive an instant $10.99 OWC rebate when ordering the $74.99 OWC Data Doubler or one of 11 “DIY Kit” bundles starting from $117.99 which include the Data Doubler, a hard drive up to 1.0TB or an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD up to 480GB, and five piece installation toolkit. For more information on the Data Doubler and DIY Kit bundles, go to http://macte.ch/y7ltl .