The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 & 2.0 Storage Solution provides maximum storage in an ultra-portable, totally bus powered design!
Stylishly engineered in a sleek, impact-resistant acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro incorporates shock-isolation technology to give maximum protection for your precious data inside. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a true must-have for users like you who are seeking High-Performance and Highly Reliable storage weighing less than 11 ounces and that is small enough to fit in your pocket.
Built with the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market today. The Mercury Electra 6G SSD line features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass Technologies:
DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
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! 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.
SuperSpeed Ready, Yet Backward Compatible
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go can be used with any Macintosh or PC with a USB 3.0 & 2.0 port. Now you can have SuperSpeed performance up to 500MB/s and compatibility with legacy machines!
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
Assembly Manual & User Guide
OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
USB 3.0 & 2.0 Backwards compatible port.
ASMedia 1051e USB 3.0 chipset
500GB* 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) Revision 3.0
Max Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.0 – 500MB/s
USB 2.0 – 60MB/s
Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements.
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant
Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X, or Windows
Macintosh: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB 3.0 port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
PC: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port.
Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.
Bus power via USB on most computers with factory installed USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port.
Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
* 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
Total Shipping Weight
(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 MSU3SSD480GB UPC#: 812437022643
480GB / 500GB / 512GB
Number of Bays/Drives
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Australian Owned Business
Macfixit Australia is an Australian owned and operated business based in Melbourne, Victoria and we've been operating since 2005.
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1. We will give you a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all our products. This means you can test drive the product in the convenience of your home. This is of course in addition to the standard manufacturer replacement warranties.
If your order contains a faulty product or a product incorrectly sent, we will of course take back the product and refund your money or send you a replacement product.
If you’re not satisfied and wish to return a product for any other reason, you can do so in the first 30 days and get your money back. Simply return all items in good working order and in undamaged original packaging and we’ll refund the cost of the product.
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