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Mercury Elite Pro
4TB 3.5-inch USB 3.2 5Gb/s External Storage Solution

3.5-inch USB 3.2 5Gb/s External Storage Solution
Continuing the Legacy
The Mercury Elite Pro began OWC’s rich, storied history of storage solution innovations nearly 20 years ago. It has lasted the test of time by continuing to offer an incomparable blend of performance, quality, and value in a single-drive storage solution. The latest generation upholds our commitment to excellence and offers customers convenient access to their data with even more space and higher transfer speeds.
An Essential External Solution for Everyone
Photos, music, and videos are a part of everyday digital life. Add in presentations, reports, record-keeping, and correspondence, and the result is a staggering amount of data that needs to be stored in a single, accessible location. The Mercury Elite Pro is an essential desktop drive for creative pros, small businesses, home office users, and families with ever-growing storage capacity needs.
Housed in a rugged, solid aluminum enclosure, the Mercury Elite Pro is built for modern data management with a high performance 3.5-inch 7200RPM hard drive. It can be used for a variety of personal and business needs including:
  • Pro-level video editing projects
  • Time Machine and File History backups of important business data and irreplaceable personal photos
  • Consolidating files from multiple smaller drives to a single location for faster, more convenient access
  • Migrating data from an existing machine to a new computer
  • Expanding game storage of console gaming systems
  • Freeing up space on a computer's internal drive to improve performance
Purposefully Designed
Offering an ideal blend of form and function, the Mercury Elite Pro’s fanless, brushed aluminum chassis provides maximum heat dissipation to run quietly cool while the shock isolation design keeps the drive – and your data — safe and protected. It fits discreetly on any desktop with the included vertical orientation stand. You can also place it horizontally, using the included non-skid rubber feet, and even stack multiple units to create a capacity “tower of power”.
Ready for Play
The Mercury Elite Pro isn’t just all work and no play. Besides saving and backing up computer data or functioning as a workhorse drive on set or in the edit suite, it can be used to watch videos, listen to music, and view pictures through your gaming console or attached directly to your Smart TV.
Gain Critically Needed Gaming Space
With their stunning realism, modern games have grown to an average of 40GB per game. That means PS4 and Xbox One gaming system’s standard 500GB internal drive will only hold 12 “regular” games. How do you play more games — including 4K games that are up to 100GB in size — without uninstalling other games? Easy … for every 1TB of Mercury Elite Pro capacity you add as external storage to your console, you’ll gain space to store up to 24 average-sized games. Besides eliminating the limitations of your internal capacity, you’ll gain the ability to offload the games you play most regularly and potentially load and save them faster.
Certified for Demanding Use
We understand having confidence in gear reliability is paramount to creative professionals. That’s why every Mercury Elite Pro pre-configured solution undergoes a multi-step performance certification prior to shipping. This ensures it arrives operating properly and immediately ready for demanding use.

  1. Sequential read/write (max) performance numbers are based on testing 14.0TB Toshiba HDD with AJA System Test (4KFull resolution, 64GB file size, 10bit RGB codec, file per frame test).
  2. If movie playback from an external hard drive and movie format is supported by your Smart TV.

Product Specifications:

OWC Part Number

  • ME3NH7T00

Mac OS Compatibility

  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 7 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 7 64-bit Edition
  • Windows 8 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 8 64-bit Edition
  • Windows 8.1 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Home Server 2011

Host Port Requirements

Standard Mechanism

    4.0TB Toshiba X300 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    4.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    3720GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    128MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HDWE140XZSTA
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    720g (1.587 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512 / 4096

    Reliability3

    MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    1,400,000 hours
    Load/Unload
    600,000 times
    Warranty
    2 Year Toshiba Limited Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0Gb/s
    Average Seek Time
    8.5ms
    Average Latency
    4.17ms

    Power

    Read Power
    11.3 Watts
    Write Power
    11.3 Watts
    Idle Mode
    6.0 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    0.75 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    300 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    1.04 G (5 to 500 Hz)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    3.1 bels
    1. 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.
    2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
    3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  • 1 x 4.0TB* Toshiba Hard Disk Drives**

  • *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.

Ports

  • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B Port

Number of Bays

  • (1) 3.5" SATA

Bootable

  • Mac only

Storage Controller

  • JMicron JMS-567

Driver Required

  • No

Plug and Play

  • Yes

Power Supply

  • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.9

DC Output

  • +12, 3

Certifications

  • cUL
  • PSE
  • CE
  • FCC
  • GS
  • NOM,S
  • CCC
  • BSMI
  • PSB
  • RCM
  • KCC
  • TUV

Power Button

  • Yes

Security Slot

  • Yes

Housing Color

  • Silver

Housing Material

  • Aluminum

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 95°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 35°
    • Altitude -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Humidity 8% to 90% non-condensing
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −4° — 140°
    • Temperature (°C) −20° — 60°
    • Altitude -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
    • Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing

Dimensions

  • Height: 11.8 cm (4.6 in)
  • Width: 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
  • Length: 19.5 cm (7.7 in)

Weight

  • 58.0 g (0.13 lbs)

Noise

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Data Transfer Rate (Max)

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 : 5 Gb/s (or 625 MB/s)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ME3NH7T04 UPC#: 810586034623

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Includes

  • (1) OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB
  • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B to Type-A cable
  • (1) External power supply and cable
  • (1) Quick start guide
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