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OWC Express Silver

0GB USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Kit

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Pocket-sized USB bus powered ventilated enclosure
for a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive
offering the ultimate combination of style and
value in portable data storage and backup.
Outstanding Features
Express your digital life with style, convenience, and value!
The 2 oz., pocket-sized OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure offers bus powered* personal storage performance in an ultra-portable design. With no AC adapter needed, a USB connecting cable and carrying sleeve included, and compatibility with Macs and PCs, the OWC Express puts your music, photos, and personal data in the fast lane.
Compact and versatile - No AC Adapter Required!
The OWC Express 2.5" USB 2.0 Enclosure offers maximum mobile data storage/backup potential with a sleek, totally bus powered design. Just add your own 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive up to 9.5mm height and take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
Hard Drive Not Included - Needs 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
2.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) drive mechanism
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Includes

Mercury Elite Pro includes
  • OWC Express 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 (mini-B type) connecting cable
  • OWC Express Manual
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Jmicron 20329 USB 2.0 chipset

Drive Mechanisms Supported

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Hard Drive up to 9.5mm height. Not recommended for Solid State Drives.

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 2.0 - (1) mini "B" port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

    Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

System Requirements

  • Macintosh: Macintosh running OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • PC: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB port.
  • Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on all models with USB 2.0 port

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.07 in (W) x 5.12 in (D) x 0.55 in (H)

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 2.0 ounces (56g)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ES2.5BPU2S UPC#: 718122775378

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 23 out of 26 (88%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Houston, TX Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Product! March 25, 2016 Upgraded my MacBook Pro with ram, battery, and an SSD. It has been sluggish for quite some time. Now it is very responsive and acts like it did when I purchased it new. The videos and how-to's made this upgrade very easy. Using this product to make my old HDD a portable hard drive/backup drive. Glad that I found MacSales & OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oregon Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect February 28, 2016 Quick, easy, works as it should....good price. Does make a difference (8gb vs 4 gb) on my wife's MacBook, mainly for her HUGE iPhoto collection.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Emerald Coast Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy to use November 2, 2015 It's a snap to load with a drive and use. No fuss No muss.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Omaha, NE Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Product works as advertised October 23, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: High Point, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Instant Time Machine September 23, 2015 I substituted a 120GB SSD for the 120GB Hitachi hard drive in my MacBook 5,2 to improve its performance. I used this enclosure for the HD to turn it into a Time Machine backup. Nice, easy to use enclosure that even came with a USB 2.0 cable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: johnold Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 helpful tool August 24, 2015 This is helpful for switching your HDD to SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosure August 18, 2015 I have been using these for years. Have 4 at the moment. My favorite hard drive enclosure.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cleveland, OH Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Even better than before! August 10, 2015 I purchased one of these a year or so ago and it worked great protecting my old hard drive and for the use of extra storage. Upon receiving my second one I noticed they added two extra screws to hold the hard drive in place. This is an awesome addition and really takes this enclosure to the next level. You cannot beat the quality for the price.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Waynesboro, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive sturdy case March 14, 2015 This case is the perfect bend of price and quality. Installation of the drive into the case was simple an literally took fine minutes.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Washington, DC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Works Well; Not Robust. February 23, 2015 This does the job of turning old hard drives into big USB drives, or in cloning the main hard drive onto a new one. Works just fine, but the case is a bit flimsy and you need to take care assembling it and carrying it so it does not get beat up or jostled excessively. A good utilitarian piece of kit so long as you know what you are getting.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fargo ND Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 OWC HD Enclosure January 18, 2015 This enclosure was a good price and allowed me to reuse my old HD as an external drive for my MacBookPro.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New England Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy solution January 13, 2015 I replaced the oem drive in my MacBook 5,1. When I purchased the SSD I included this enclosure in the purchase so that the old drive could serve as the backup drive for the MacBook.

Installing the old drive into this enclosure was just a case of placing the drive onto the cradle molded into the bottom section of the enclosure and then snapping the top section of the enclosure back into place. Extremely simple, extremely quick. And perfect for this application.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fort Worth, Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 A genuine bargain enclosure January 12, 2015 I was initially taken aback by this all plastic external enclosure, but after using it a while I have ordered two more like it but this time with the USB 3 port. I have not detected any heat problems and with the drive installed it feels quite substantial in the hand. It is very simple in design, installing a drive takes 3 minutes tops, and it works reliably. I have always been suspicious of products that seemed too inexpensive, but in this case, I have to say it is a genuine bargain.

My sole reason for four rather than five stars in the rating is USB2 speeds, but that was a choice I made and not truly a failing of the product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Handy and inexpensive January 9, 2015 Upgraded a 2009 MacBook Pro using a Mercury Electra 3G SSD and then installed the old drive in this enclosure. A very inexpensive and handy use of the original HDD.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ft Lauderdale Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 necessary item to transition to SSD December 15, 2014 This was helpful in making my transition from regular HD to SSD. I could not have made it happen without this item.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It works fine ... what else could you want? November 20, 2014 Just a basic case for a SATA drive. Gives that drive that you just removed from your MacBook (to upgrade to a larger drive) a new purpose in life as a very function and compact external drive. Trivial to install a HD in this case and it works. What else could you ask for? Great value, great performance, get one!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Antonio, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great little housing. Light, small, reliable. November 14, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: surprise, az Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosure for the price November 2, 2014 videos were a great help in installing a solid state drive and utilizing this enclosure

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised October 28, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Newhall, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect for Second Drive September 16, 2014 Just as described. Easy to install drive and works perfectly. BUY IT!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Was as described August 28, 2014 Was as described

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Barnz63 Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Sleek and easy to assemble July 20, 2014 I like these external drive enclosures. They are small, easy to put a laptop hard drive in and look great. I have several of these and all work flawlessly. Easy to fit into a laptop carrying case.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Giaco Location: [email protected] Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 4/5 Does the trick June 22, 2014 Simple, inexpensive solution for hard drive and SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: UberTweaker Location: Los Angeles Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Ok, for what it is. May 14, 2012 And what it is is inexpensive. The case is made entirely of plastic with an aluminum paint job, and it feels like it. There is no shock mounting or any kind to support the drive, in fact my drive rattled around a bit so I added a small strip of foam tape to hold it in place. The good news: It is simple to assemble. The finish is decent for painted plastic, it looks OK and certainly is light. Serious users might prefer an enclosure actually made of aluminum, such as the PHR-S250CC by Mccally, of course expect to pay two or three times as much for the higher quality, all metal designs. I am an OWC fan, however, this is not their best effort.

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Reviewer: cwkjai Location: Singapore Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Fits well, looks good :) April 23, 2012 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: iluvsnO Location: Japan Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Slick February 16, 2012 This enclosure is pleasing to the eye and for something so simple, feels good in the hand as well. Build quality is good and it's very straight forward in regards to inserting your external into it. Good stuff as usual from OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!