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Express USB 3.0
2.0TB Portable Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
Exceptional Data Rates up to 155MB/s
Portable simplicity in an affordable, pocket-sized package
Express your digital life with style and convenience
The pocket-sized OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Drive offers bus-powered personal storage performance in an ultra-portable, design no AC adapter needed. With the included USB connecting cable and carrying sleeve, and compatible with Macs and PCs, the OWC Express USB 3.0 Portable Storage Drive puts your music, photos, and personal data right where you need them, with storage to spare.

Product Specifications:

Software Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • Windows 98 or later

Hardware Requirements

  • Recommended: Mac or PC featuring a USB 3.0 port
  • Minimum: Mac or PC featuring a USB 2.0 port

Interface (Chipset)

  • USB 3.0 (ASMedia 1053e)

Max Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0: 5Gb/s

Notes

  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
  • The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  • OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

Color

  • Black

Ports

  • (1) USB 3.0

Standard Mechanism

  • TOSMQ04ABD200

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Power

  • Bus Powered

Security Slot

  • None

Drive Interface

  • SATA 6.0Gb/s

Rotational Speed

  • 5,400 RPM

Drive Cache

  • 128 MB

Dimensions

  • Height: 15 mm (0.6 in)
  • Length: 130 mm (5.1 in)
  • Width: 79 mm (3.1 in)

Altitude

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ESU3M2.0B UPC#: 810586032988

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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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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 Express USB 3.0 2.0TB Portable Storage Solution Mfr P/N: ESU3M2.0B OWC SKU: OWCESU3M2.0B Compact, Bus-Powered, Boot Compatible storage for home, office, school, and on the go! 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $99.95OWC Price $79.88
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