Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) Storage Solution provides maximum storage in an ultra-portable, totally bus powered design!
Built with the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market today. The Mercury Electra 6G SSD line features industry leading Technologies:
Compact and Versatile
If you're looking for one of the most compatible mass storage solutions made, look no further! The OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive is all you'll need! Packing a one-two punch of super fast USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, the OWC Mercury On-The-Go has what it takes to truly work cross platform. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn't require an AC adapter!
Cool and Silent
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go's fanless design offers near silent operation while still keeping your drive cool. The built-in aluminum heatsink underneath the drive and passthrough cooling vents on the top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results.
Fast and Reliable
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go uses the latest Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800. Designed to work with SATA hard drives and SSDs, this chipset is the latest evolution for the best performance on the market.
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 & 2.0 storage solution
High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 & 2.0 certified connecting cable
FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 2 9 Pin (powered) ports, backwards compatible with FireWire 400 (9-Pin to 6-Pin Cable) – requires FireWire 800 to 400 Cable/Adapter for use with 1394A Interface, .
USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible 9 pin mini "B" port.
All cables included. The USB cable connects to systems with USB, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive.
USB 3.1 gen 1 (ASMedia ASM1153E)
FireWire 800 (JMicron JMB355)
120GB* OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD**
*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)
FireWire 800 – (2) 9 pin powered ports
USB 3.0 – (1) 9 pin mini B port
Max Data Transfer Rate
FireWire 800 – 100MB/sec
FireWire 400 – 50MB/sec
USB 3.0 – 500MB/sec
USB 2.0 – 60MB/sec
USB 1.1 – 1.5MB/sec
Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
FireWire 400: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
Macintosh System Requirements
Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0)
FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
Windows System Requirements
FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.
Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.
Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card.
Bus Power via FireWire 400 on all models made in 2001 or later via Factory ports or any model with add on FireWire 400 PCI Card.
Bus power via USB on most computers with factory installed USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port.
Optional AC Adapter*
* AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.
External Case Dimensions
3.5" (W) x 5.5" (D) x 1" (H)
88.9mm x 139.7mm x 25.4mm
Enclosure Weight (no accessories)
(operating) 0°C – 70°C (32°F – 158°F)
(non-operating) -40°C – 85°C (-40°F – 185°F)
(operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
(non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)
(operating) 1500G 0.5mS;
(non-operating) 1500G 0.5mS
(operating) 16G (16 – 1600Hz)
(non-operating) 16G (16 – 1600Hz)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MS8U3SSD120 UPC#: 794504325652
120GB / 128GB
Number of Bays/Drives
FW400, FW800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
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