Quality Solutions. Expert Support. Since 1988.

MacSales.com Logo

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
  • Printed Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

Gallery

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 4.6 / 5 40 out of 48 (83%) reviewers would recommend this product
1 2 3 4
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: BentBob Location: Dallas Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 My Old HD April 7, 2017 It first I was going to send in my old HD for a rebate. It makes a good backup. Assembly and formatting took less than 10 minutes. A great package.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: a247 Location: DC Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Another OWC winner February 22, 2017 Great value on this elegantly minimalist case. It hugs the 2.5" drive (for me, a 500GB HDD out of my venerable early-2011 15" MacBook Pro) like a glove, and is so simple that there is no power switch and only one port. Build quality is good. I'd gladly pay double for this same case but aluminum. Great regardless!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Bigdog55555 Location: Burton, MI Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product February 17, 2017 This is a very easy to use, affordable drive enclosure

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: KazWolf Location: On a Mountain in N.A. Taiga Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Value February 3, 2017 Nothing super high tech or overbuilt, but does just what it's supposed to do and does it well. Just plug the drive, put the top on, secure the 4 screws and it's ready to use. - Haven't experienced any cons yet.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Discreet Black Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Djp5 Location: Boston Age: 55-65
Rating: 4/5 Enclosures are awesome! December 30, 2016 I love to buy enclosures for old drives. Great for archiving and backup.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Discreet Black Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Curtterp Location: Northern IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice small design, great for notebooks December 16, 2016 I bought this so put an drive I was replacing in my Mac Mini, just so I would have a drive around. It worked flawlessly with 3 different drives I put into it. It works nice moving bulk data from one computer to another, and the small footprint makes it easy to carry with my MacBook Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MacSlayer Location: Worcester, MA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect for backing up & transferring to a new disk November 28, 2016 Upgraded my 2010 MacBook with an SSD from the wheezy hard disk in it. It was easy to get the drive into the enclosure and do the backup to it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Smooth White Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: jusjeff Location: Glen, Mississippi Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 What to do with that extra drive after upgrading to SSD November 21, 2016 I had an extra hard drive since I upgraded my laptop to an SSD, and you can't have to many backups so I thought I'd buy another one, yes I have already purchased two, one for me, one for a friend, so I go to buy another and see they have an open box one for few dollars less than a new one, and I don't care if the box has been opened. Well to my surprise, they sent me a brand new one! It also arrived via USPS in record time as usual! A win win! I love these people!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure kit for SATA Hard Drives, all cables included. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: GilsMac Location: Wild Rose, WI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good product November 18, 2016 I like this enclosure. Still working since Dec 2011.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Smooth White Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: tampageek Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Does the job November 8, 2016 I've been using these for years and bought this one when my older one stopped working. Would have given it 5 stars if the price was a bit lower. Still pleased and would recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Smooth White Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: philharve Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UNITED KINGDOM Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs November 4, 2016 There is not a great deal one can say about an enclosure for a SATA drive. It either works or it does not. Also, does it provide the degree of protection to the drive placed within it?

Whenever I intend to upgrade a laptop, its memory cards or its drive are my first consideration. If I choose to upgrade its drive I always place an additional order for an enclosure to accommodate the drive I am removing. I never throw away or dispense with an old drive. They are usually robust and long lived. A drive card can always be pressed into service, if only as a backup device. SSDs are replacing HDDs, which is the primary use for the drive enclosures.

I do not recall how many enclosures I have ordered over the years but it must be about a handful. None of them have let me down.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FAAR Location: Austin, TX Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Does what is supposed to October 6, 2016 What can I say about this, it does what it's supposed to do. It's very affordable and cosmetically is visually appealing. This is my 3rd purchase of this type of case from OWC and I'm happy with my purchase.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Discreet Black Color. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: LuV2ShOp Location: MN Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Has worked well October 2, 2016 The product has done exactly what I bought it to do; after my first use I gave it to a friend, however, so I can't speak to its durability or lasting quality. Regardless, I would buy it again, for sure.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tasmania, Australia Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works well July 18, 2016 Solid, well constructed unit for the price. It is easier to assemble than many similar units (four screws). It seems to perform well although I have only tested it with a slow hard drive which, of course, limits the throughput.

I would certainly recommend the unit and the price.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Discreet Black Color.

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin, TX Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 works as advertised June 27, 2016 this is a basic no frills USB case for a 2.5" laptop hard drive. it works great and is of good construction. this is my 3rd purchase of this specific case and am happy with the case.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosure June 26, 2016 Very well made. Down to all the details of appropriate screws to hold it all together.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Edmonds, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 So Glad I Got This Enclosure! June 18, 2016 I got this enclosure or the internal SSD drive that I removed from my old MacBook Pro before shipping it off to to 'recycled.' I'm so glad it did. In about 15 minutes I had opened my computer, removed the SSD drive and had secured it inside this OWC enclosure. Now, I can continue to make good use of the very convenient storage afforded by this package that's thinner and lighter than a deck of cards.. This enclosure is simple, sturdy, and pocket-sized. Love it!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ellicott City Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A serviceable USB enclosure June 13, 2016 An inexpensive USB 2.0 enclosure that works as expected. I wouldn't recommend it for travel usage as it is a very simple plastic enclosure. Great for use on the desk

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure kit for SATA Hard Drives, all cables included.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Costa mesa, CA Age: 55-65 Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A great way to repurpose my Mac Mini HD April 11, 2016 I put the original HD from my Mac Mini in this enclosure when I replaced it with a couple SSDs. Works great!

This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.

Verified Buyer
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!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Caribou, ME Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Already have one of these Enclosure Kits. February 29, 2016 I have recently ordered a bigger HD for my PS4. When it arrived, I swapped out the old 500 GB HD in the PS4 with a 2 TB HD. Then I took the PS4 HD and threw it into this enclosure, reformatted it, and now have an additional backup HD for my Mac. Would highly recommend.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.

Verified Buyer
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!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cincinnati, Oh Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Really great product February 14, 2016 I purchased this SSD to replace a 1TB drive in my early 2011 MacBook Pro. It was very easy to install and works great! Boot up time is cut to about one third of the time which is great, but the time that it takes for applications to launch especially Adobe applications in almost instant, which is wonderful. So far, no problems or issues have popped up. Carbon Copy Cloner works just fine for backups just like a hard drive. I am very please with this SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Discreet Black Color.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oak Park, MI Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great 2.5" HD case January 25, 2016 Love this one. I always try to buy these when they are in the Garage Sale.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure kit for SATA Hard Drives, all cables included.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great gift January 16, 2016 This was a Xmas gift and just what he wanted..

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.

OWC 0GB Express Silver Mfr P/N: ES2.5BPU2S MacSales.com SKU: OWCES2.5BPU2S USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive Kit 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $19.99CyberSaver $15.75
Add to CartOther World Computing ES2.5BPU2S In Stock, Click to Buy Now
Additional Colors: USB 2.0
  • Silver
USB 3.0/2.0
  • Silver
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $29.95
    • CyberSaver $18.75
  • Black
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $29.95
    • CyberSaver $18.75
  • White
    • Ships: Same Day
    • Only $29.95
    • MacSales.com Price $21.99