OWC Launches New Blu-Ray DVD/CD Drive Solutions

Woodstock, IL — Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today new OWC Blu-ray Internal and External Drive Solutions that are 100% compatible with any Windows or Mac system with an available IDE/ATAPI bay port (for internal drives), or any FireWire or USB 2.0 system port (for external drives).

Blu-Ray High-Capacity 50GB Storage per Disc

The OWC Blu-ray drives are the ideal solution for consumers with large amounts of data to archive or retrieve using optical media — perfect for high-definition or other video, large photo, music, and data files. The Blu-ray drive solutions read and write Blu-ray, DVD, DVD-RAM, CD and virtually every optical media. The drives provide the advantages of Blu-ray, including high-capacity storage (up to 50GB per disc!) with write-once and rewriteable media at a speed up to 24X, full high-quality HD Picture, and Surround Sound capabilities.

Create your own High-Capacity DVDs using family and friends as the stars!

Blu-ray, the next generation of storage technology developed by Sony, gives you the freedom to create home movie and photo memories on long lasting discs with the highest video resolution now available on the market. Blu-ray has a broad base of industry support, with seven of the eight major movie studios and leading consumer electronics and IT hardware manufacturers providing a broad selection of Blu-ray discTM products.

The OWC Blu-ray Drive Solutions feature:

· Burn up to 50GB of data or high-definition video per Blu-ray disc or up to 8.5GB using standard DVDs.

· True Plug & Play, it’s never been easier to get started creating your own DVDs.

· Supports FireWire and USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 backwards compatible) ports!

· Includes two 25GB Blu-ray media discs.

· Available bundled with full retail version of Toast 8 DVD/CD Authoring software.

Priced from $559.99 for Internal Drives (with standard IDE/ATAPI interface) and from $649.99 for External Drives, these solutions are available with the full retail version of Toast 8 DVD/CD Authoring software (with Blu-Ray Support), two 25GB Blu-ray media discs, and are covered under a 1 year warranty. All External drive solutions also include all required connecting cables. The OWC Blu-ray drive solutions are available immediately from OWC. For more information, see the website:

SuperDrive Drive Solutions Also Available from OWC

In addition to the Blu-Ray Drives, OWC also offers standard SuperDrive DVD/CD internal and external drive solutions from $29.99 with DVD burn speeds of up to 18X for both laptops and desktops for all Mac computers, including Mac Pro, PowerBook G4 Titanium 15″, 12/15/17″ Aluminum; iBook G4, PowerMac G3, G4, G5; iMac G4; and eMac. For more information on

SuperDrive optical drive upgrades, see:

About Other World Computing (OWC)

Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. The Illinois based company is a strategic partner with Axiotron and worldwide and exclusive US distributor of the award winning Axiotron ModbookTM. OWC operates the popular e-commerce portal which features one of the largest online catalogs of computer and iPod enhancement products, including Mercury, Neptune, and NewerTech acceleration, storage, and FireWire product lines.

OWC is a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. The company’s management umbrella includes leading Internet Service Providers and and is a leading technology employer as ranked by McHenry County Business Journal. For more information, see or