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OWC Elite-AL Pro mini
OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro mini
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA 6Gb/s Interfaces
Mac and PC compatible

Compact, high performance storage with
bus-powered, fanless convenience
Built from the award winning lineage of the desktop sized Mercury Elite Pro, with the highest quality drive mechanism and super-quiet fanless operation, this shock resistant portable 2.5" aluminum enclosure is ready to go wherever you need an A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and Time Machine ready storage solution.
Whatever your big storage need – there's a mini for you...
Up to 2.0TB of storage   |   5400RPM, 7200RPM, or SSD
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA 6Gb/s
Elite mini
Key Features
  • Bus-Powered*, Multi-Interface Options:
    • FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) and USB 3.0 connectivity
    • USB 3.0/2.0 only
    • USB 3.0, eSATA 6Gbps for maximum speed
  • Supports bus powering via any interface*
  • Data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s
  • Daisy chain multiple FireWire 800 devices (FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 model)
  • Drive speeds of up to 7200RPM or Solid State Drive
  • Perfect for A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and Time Machine ready.
  • Solutions includes all connecting cables needed for the device
  • Portable size: 5.5"(D) x 3.8"(W) x 1.1"(H)
  • Brushed aluminum, impact resistant, heat dissipating, super quiet fanless enclosure
  • ASMedia 1053E and Oxford 944SE High-performance chipset (FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 model)
  • Asmedia 1053E and 1456 High-performance chipset (USB 3.0 model)
  • Asmedia 1051E and 1456 High-performance chipset (USB 3.0 / eSATA 6Gbps model)
  • 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty; 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty
Energy Switch

Energy Savings

Smart Power Switch. No need to turn solution off. Leave the power switch on and the solution will spin down to conserve energy during periods of disk inactivity.



When using eSATA connection, the use of a powered FireWire port or optional AC Adapter (not included) is required. When using FireWire or USB connection, the Elite Pro mini autoswitches to bus power via FireWire or USB connection.
Professional Grade Plug and Play Data Storage/Backup Performance
with Superior Convenience and Reliability
With your choice of a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive OR Solid State Drive (SSD), the latest chipset, and a Bus-Powered Multi-Interface, the Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable Storage Solution delivers up to 600MB/s data transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup needs.
All that performance resides in an impact resistant, heat dissipating brushed aluminum enclosure with super quiet operation.
Stackable Design
Reviews & Awards:
Geek.com "Versatile Connection Options" – Chris Holt, Macworld
INCLUDES
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
SPECIFICATIONS
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Portable Storage Solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded Connecting Cables:
    For FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 Multi-Interface Model:
    (2) FireWire 800 (9-pin to 9-pin)
    (1) USB 3.0 Micro-B

    For USB 3.0/2.0 Model:
    (1) USB 3.0 Micro-B

    For USB 3.0 / eSATA 6Gbps Multi-Interface Model:
    (1) USB 3.0 Micro-B
    (1) DC to USB connector
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software**
    Intech SpeedTools Utilities OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    NovaStor NovaBACKUP for Windows 2000 or later
    Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed

    View detailed software info
** Utility software and shareware collection not included with certain 0GB kits.
Macintosh Requirements:
  • OS 8.6 and later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x with an available and supported USB, FireWire, or eSATA port.
Windows Requirements:
  • Windows 98SE and later with an available and supported USB, FireWire, or eSATA port.
Linux Requirements:
  • Linux compatible via supported
    USB, FireWire, or eSATA port.
Features:
  • Uses a single 2.5" SATA type hard disk or solid state drive
  • Cool Blue activity indicator LED
  • Super quiet operation with a rugged, heat dissipating anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Ultra-protective Shock Isolation System
  • Bus-powered design through USB or FireWire ports or eSATA port (eSATA on Combo Interface model only)
    Note: When using eSATA connection, the use of a powered FireWire port or optional AC Adapter (not included) is required. When using FireWire or USB connection, the Elite Pro mini autoswitches to bus power via FireWire or USB connection.
Connection Interface & Maximum Data Transfer Rate:
FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 Multi-Interface Model
  • Two FireWire 800 port, up to 100MB/s
  • One USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s
USB 3.0 / 2.0 Model
  • One USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s
USB 3.0 / eSATA 6Gbps Multi-Interface Model
  • One USB 3.0 port, up to 500MB/s
  • One eSATA 6G port, up to 600MB/s
Temperature:
  • Operating: Up to 0°C ~ 70°C (32°F ~158°F)
  • Non-operating: Up to -40°C ~ 85°C (-40°F ~ 185°F)
Relative humidity:
  • Operating: Up to 5% - 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Non-operating: Up to 5% - 95% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Shock: Up to 1500G
Chipset:
  • ASMedia 1053E and Oxford 944SE High-performance chipset (FireWire 800 / USB 3.0 Multi-Interface Model)
  • Asmedia 1053E and 1456 High-performance chipsets (USB 3.0 / 2.0 Model)
  • Asmedia 1051E and 1456 High-performance chipsets (USB 3.0 / eSATA 6Gbps Multi-Interface Model)
Power Supply:
External Case Dimensions (LxWxH):
  • 5.5" x 3.8" x 1.1"
  • 13.8cm x 9.8cm x 2.8cm
Unit Weight (no mechanism):
  • Approximately .73 pounds (.33kg)
Warranty:
Mercury Elite is a trademark of New Concepts Development Corporation. FireWire, Mac, Macintosh, OS X and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark of their owners.
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