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OWC Express Silver

0GB USB 2.0 2.5″ Hard Drive Kit

New Condition | Open Box | Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
Pocket-sized USB bus powered ventilated enclosure
for a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II hard drive or SSD
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) I/II hard drive or SSD 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. Most computers produced since 2006 use Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here.
*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 or Solid State Drive Enclosure
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 2.0/1.1 (mini-B type) connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • OWC 1 Year Solution 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" SATA hard drive or SSD up to 2.2TB in capacity and up to 9.5mm in size.

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 with USB interface, either built in or via card. USB 2.0 drivers required for use with Mac OS X including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x, USB 2.0 not supported on any other Macintosh OS. Mac OS 8.6 and above for use with USB 1.1. USB 2.0 is fully backwards compatible with USB 1.1. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • PC: PC with USB interface and Windows 98 or other OS with USB support. USB 2.0 drivers required for USB 2.0 use. Check with your OS manufacturer for the availabilty of USB 2.0 drivers for your system, and if your USB card supports USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is fully backwards compatible with USB 1.1.
  • 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

OWC 1 Year Solution 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 OWC 1 Year Solution warranty

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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 56 out of 65 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: LongtimeMacfan Location: Wisconsin Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive solution February 14, 2018 Used as a backup for laptop after replacing HDD. Has done its job for several years with good speed and durability.

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Reviewer: CaptJon Location: CT Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great - two years later November 26, 2017 I bought one of these over 2 years ago. A week later I purchased two more. One of the cases I use with 3 different drives, switching them out on a regular basis for a variety of tasks. It is as well built and light weight as plastic allows and still snaps together as well as it did when new. The other two I use as network drives connected to routers. No problems at all. The only downside is the speed limitations of USB-2, which in my applications is not a big deal.

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Reviewer: OWCNN
Rating: 5/5 Terrific as always! October 22, 2017 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 - Sleek Silver Color. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: zacksba
Rating: 5/5 Great Accessory Part May 23, 2017 I purchased this to use a hard drive taken from my wife's old laptop to get a little more use and life out of it as a plug and play external drive. Item worked as described and shipped fast. Easy to assemble.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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