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Because Optical Discs Still Matter

If you’ve purchased a new iMac®, MacBook®, MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro® with Retina® Display, Mac® mini, Mac Pro®, or any of a large number of Windows® PC models, you may have noticed something’s missing—there’s no optical drive. If you’re like countless other people, you still have CDs and DVDs (not to mention a Blu-ray Disc™ or two), and a computer with no way to use them. Sonnet makes it simple to restore what’s absent—just connect a Performer™ Blu-ray Player to load software, import CDs, burn CDs and DVD-ROMs, and play DVDs and even Blu-ray movies. You can even boot your Mac from an OS X DVD!

Performer is a BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive that connects to and is powered by your computer’s USB port. There’s no need to connect a separate AC power supply. This Sonnet optical drive is compact—it’s about the size of two stacked CD cases—and takes up so little space, you can use it just about anywhere.

Blu-ray Movie Playback Software Included

If you’re a lover of movies, recent television shows, and documentaries, viewing them on Blu-ray disc offers an immersive experience, with pristine image quality and engrossing extras. Because support for Blu-ray disc playback is not native to OS X® or Windows®, you'll find the included Blu-ray player software(1) very handy, enabling you to watch Blu-ray movies on your computer or attached monitor.

Key Features

Adds an Optical Drive to Your Mac or PC—Connects a Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive

Versatile Disc Support—Plays movies and CDs, reads and burns CD and DVD discs

Adds Blu-ray Movie Play Support—Blu-ray player software is included

USB Port Powered—Powered by your computer’s USB port; no need to connect a separate power supply

Supports Booting OS X® from DVD


 See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
Part No.  
BRP-M-USB2 Discontinued
BRP-W-USB2 Discontinued
Warranty 1-year
Form Factor Portable optical drive
External Connectors
  • USB 2.0 Type B
  • Power
Power Bus-powered via USB connection
Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray disc player (BD-ROM/8x DVD±RW drive)
Blu-ray Player Software(1) OS X or Windows player software included
Boot Support OS X from DVD
CD Support


Operating Temperature 0º C to 35º C (32º F to 95º F)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.31 x 5.44 x .75 in. (13.49 x 13.82 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 10.6 oz. (300.5 gm.)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • Performer Blu-ray Player
  • 18-inch USB A-to-USB B cable
  • 24-inch USB A-to-power cable


Specifications subject to change without notice.






Mac Compatibility

Any Mac with a USB port

OS X Version 10.6.8+

OS X Server and El Capitan compatible

PC Compatibility

Any PC with a USB port

Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista™

Technical Notes

  1. OS X player software included with BRP-M-USB2; Windows player software included with BRP-W-USB2.

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