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OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Solutions Deliver USB-C Performance in Portable Package

Bus-powered USB-C drives for professional production workflows where rugged, cool, quiet and blazing fast performance is paramount

OWC today announced its 2019 family of Mercury Elite Pro Mini storage solutions. Perfect for client meetings, studio sessions and on-set downloads, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C with full Thunderbolt 3 compatibility is a powerhouse of data transfer and storage.

The new Mercury Elite Pro mini with USB-C is engineered to keep pace with production schedules, from the studio to the office and everywhere in between. With bus-powered plug-and-play connectivity, users can ditch those adapters and grab, share and present works in progress.

“The Mercury Elite Pro family of storage solutions has been a favorite with our music, video and creative professional enthusiasts for many years, and it just keeps getting better,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder & CEO. “When data is your livelihood, there’s nothing better in life than a rugged, blazing fast hard drive or SSD, and frankly there’s just about no other hard drive out there that’s better or more versatile than this one.”

Related: OWC CEO talks about what to expect from storage in 2019

Choose from either a 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or a Solid State Drive (SSD) design – both with a heat-dissipating, fanless design – these drives were designed for any professional application where cool, super-quiet operation and blindingly fast performance is required. The Pro mini offers eSATA and USB-C connection options, delivering up to 540MB/s transfer speeds with models offering up to 4TB storage capacity. Enclosed in sleek, impact resistant brushed aluminum, it’s lightweight and compact, so it easily goes anywhere.

Key Features

  • Up to 4TB storage
  • Up to 540MB/s transfer speeds
  • Thunderbolt 3 compatible
  • Bus-powered
  • Supported on Macs and PCs
  • No drivers required
  • Ports: (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C); (1) eSATA 6Gb/s
  • 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Availability and Pricing 

The Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C is available at

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    • We haven’t fully tested the 4th-gen iPad Air yet so can’t officially say it will work as expected or not. However, being that it is a USC-C based device, an external SSD should work just as it does with the iPad Pro (which we can confirm is compatible). We will post our test results as they come in – hopefully, that will be sooner rather than later – so keep your eyes on the blog!

  • Great, but please bring also higher SSD capacities (4, 8 & 16 TB) with USB & Thunderbolt interface.

    “OWC CEO talks about what to expect from storage in 2019”.

    Full transcript or written summary would be great.