Mac / PC / USB 3.1 Gen 1 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) / eSATA
Next-gen high-speed chipsets combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available allow Mercury Elite Pro Solutions to deliver the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, up to 300 Megabytes Per Second!
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Pro Series is built to last. The included 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty backs this up!
The compact and shock-resistant design has the Mercury Elite Pro Series going places! In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro offers (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1), (2) FireWire 800(1394B), and (1) eSATA ports for easy Plug and Play on virtually ANY system! Even the cables are included!
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created in mind with the Mac Pro system as a starting point. As the pictures show, it's a fine storage solution for any computer.
OWC Mercury Elite Pro External Drive
High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable (eSATA - eSATA)
1.0TB* Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Disk Drive**
*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
SATA (Serial ATA)
Drive Cache Size
64 Megabyte (65,535k)
Drive Rotation Speed
USB 3.1 Gen 1 – (1) B Standard-B port
FireWire 800 – (2) 9 pin ports
eSATA – 1 port
Max Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.1 Gen 1 – Up to 300MB/sec
USB 2.0 – Up to 60MB/sec
USB 1.1 – Up to 1.5MB/sec
FireWire 800 – Up to 100MB/sec
FireWire 400 – Up to 50MB/sec
eSATA – Up to 300 MB/sec
Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
eSATA*: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
FireWire 800: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements.
FireWire 400: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements.
USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1: Supported on Macs and PCs meeting minimum requirements.
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant
Macintosh System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0)
USB 3.1 Gen 1: Macintosh with USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, either built in or via USB 3.1 Gen 1 expander card.
USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA expander card.
Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
Windows System Requirements
USB 3.1 Gen 1: Windows XP and later with USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, either built in or via USB 3.1 Gen 1 expander card.
USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and late with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
eSATA: Windows 2000 and later with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA expander card.
Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows Using the OWC Drive Guide
UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v input, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 3 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately).
External Case Dimensions
1.5 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 4.6 in (H)
38.1mm x 228.6mm x 116.84mm
Total Shipping Weight
Approximately 2.7 pounds (1.2kg)
The Mercury Elite Pro is not compatible with following eSATA card(s)
NewerTech MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-2e
*With certain eSATA interfaces an improperly dismounted message may appear following sleep. This message can be ignored.
(operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
(non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)
(operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
(non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)
65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
(operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
(non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCME3QH7T1.0 UPC#: 794504765328
Number of Bays/Drives
eSATA, FW400, FW800, USB 3.1
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