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OWC Express Silver

0GB USB 3.0 2.5" Hard Drive Kit

New Condition | Open Box

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Pocket-sized USB bus powered ventilated enclosure
for a 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II/III 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 3.0 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 3.0 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/III 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.
*Bus powered via USB port on most computers, provided computer's bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Includes

  • OWC Express 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive Enclosure
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 connecting cable
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • Carrying sleeve
  • 1 Year OWC Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • ASMedia 1053e USB 3.0 chipset

Drive Mechanisms Supported

  • Any 2.5" Serial-ATA Drive up to 9.5mm height. Important Note: Hard Drive supported for use of this bus-powered enclosure via USB 2.0 or 3.0 port connections, use of Solid State Drive (SSD) only supported with USB 3.0 port connection.

Interfaces Supported

  • USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1 Backwards compatible

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed – (1) micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 – 500MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • 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 or 3.0 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

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

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 ES2.5BU3S UPC#: 794504329056

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 59 out of 69 (86%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: St Paul, MN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great drive enclosure and inexpensive June 23, 2014 Does exactly what I need, drive fits great and works perfectly. Looks great too,

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

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fayetteville, GA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Upgrade Macbook hard drive June 21, 2014 I upgraded my 2007 Macbook to a solid state drive. It now powers up in 20 seconds and reboots in 24 seconds. I used the enclosure to create an external drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express Portable Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Notebook HDDs & SSDs - Discreet Black.

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Perth, Western Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 great product June 13, 2014 great product great customer service my 240GB SSD fits perfectly into the external case

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

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Work fine, easy to mount June 7, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA Notebook HDDs - Sleek Silver.
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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 1/5 Cheap plastic January 23, 2014 Ridiculous for the price.

Cheapest piece of plastic I have ever seen. On it's way back.

This review is from OWC Express Portable Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Notebook HDDs & SSDs - Discreet Black.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Excellent for a Virtual Machine September 10, 2013 I was looking for a solution to reuse my Samsung 840 Pro SSD as a windows drive in os x and this turned out to be perfect.

There are instructions on parallels.com on how to set up the vm so you can move it from one mac to another. I have this connected via a USB3.0 hub to my imac and it's on 24 x 7. I've done various speedtests and the results always amaze me.

As far as running windows 8 off this drive goes (Parallels VM in Parallels 8) this is pretty much the perfect solution for me. My imac ssd is not filled up with windows stuff and I can clone this drive using Parallels onto other HDDs as required.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express Portable Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Notebook HDDs & SSDs - Smooth White.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 My favorite from OWC's external array. June 26, 2013 I purchased 3 of these because I liked them so much. Not to mention that they are affordable as any other. With a Plextor 256gb SSD in it, this enclosure reaches 431.5MB/s read and 394.3 MB/s read. Let's round it down to 430 and 390, but great numbers at any rate- over USB I thought there would be some overhead but barely 100MB/s each from read and write.

I don't know if this is the 'starter' model of OWC's external HDD enclosures and the OWC On-the-go and the Merucry elite are the flagships, but I don't see anything wrong with this, especially if you are running a SSD over USB 3.0. The reason for that is because this enclosure doesn't have much of a shock absorption, and well, if you drop this you know your hard drive won't like it very much.

Might be cheap but definitely worth every dollar it costs.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Express Portable Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Notebook HDDs & SSDs - Smooth White.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Atlanta Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 worked perfectly. March 20, 2013 this enclosure has a very sturdy sata cable connection which is a must for a portable HDD. It looks good, comes with a nice leather bag and worked perfectly without any hassle.

This review is from OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 Enclosure for SATA Notebook HDDs - Sleek Silver.

OWC 0GB Express Silver Mfr P/N: ES2.5BU3S OWC SKU: OWCES2.5BU3SOB USB 3.0 2.5" Hard Drive Kit 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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