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Mercury Elite Pro
14TB 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. For example, 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

Specifications
  • Total Capacity
    • 14TB
  • Total Solution Cache Size
    • 256 MB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) 14TB Toshiba MG07ACA Series 7,200RPM SATA Interface Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive with 256 MB cache
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Bootable
    • Mac only
  • Chipset
    • Storage Controller: JMicron JMS-567
  • Drive Interface
    • SATA 6Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed
    • 7,200RPM
  • Certifications
    • cUL, PSE, CE, FCC, GS, NOM, S, CCC, BSMI, PSB, RCM, KCC, TUV
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 : 5 Gb/s (or 625 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
Reliability
  • Contact Start Stops
    • 600,000
Compatibility
  • 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
    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 11.x Big Sur
  • 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
  • Other Requirements
    • macOS 10.6.8 or later required
  • Host Port Requirements
  • Driver Required
    • No
Power
  • Power Supply
    • External UL-listed universal auto-switching power supply
  • AC Input
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.9A
  • DC Output
    • +12V, 3A
  • External Power Adapter
    • Yes
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 1
  • Device Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-B Port
  • Security Slot
    • Yes
  • Power Button
    • Yes
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • Silver
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 11.8 cm (4.6 in)
    • Length: 19.5 cm (7.7 in)
    • Width: 3.5 cm (1.4 in)
  • Weight
    • 58.0 g (0.13 lbs)
Environmental
  • Ambient Temperature
    • Operating: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
    • Non-Operating: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Altitude
    • Operating: -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Non-Operating: -304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
  • Humidity
    • Operating: 8% to 90% non-condensing
    • Non-Operating: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Acoustics
  • Noise
    • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCME3NH7T14

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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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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 22 out of 23 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: w6jhb
Rating: 5/5 Great External Drive! October 8, 2021 Ordered an external drive to connect to my Mac Mini M1 - needed something for Time Machine backup. Product arrived quickly and was super simple to hook up. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support October 8, 2021 Glad to hear your Mercury Elite Pro is working out well for you, if you ever have any questions please let us know!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CleanMongoose-10006
Rating: 5/5 Top notch quality October 4, 2021 I've been buying from OWC for years and their quality, support, and prices can't be beaten. Highly recommend them

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Enclosure.

Response from OWC, Support October 5, 2021 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your amazing review CleanMongoose-10006. We love hearing from our long time, loyal OWC customers and that we still fulfill their needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, comments, or concerns. Phone 1-800-275-4576 or +1-815-338-8685 Customer Service/Sales & Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday (9am-5pm CT) - Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Customer Service/Sales - Monday-Friday (7am-10pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm CT). Thanks for choosing OWC, and have a great day!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: WanderingGuppy-56346
Rating: 5/5 Works September 15, 2021 I filled it up. The 7200 RPM sustains about 150 MB/sec or more. No problems yet after a week or two of use. Runs cool and quiet.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support September 15, 2021 Thank you for awesome review!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CourageousCat-25263
Rating: 2/5 Replacing Failed OWC Drive September 9, 2021 Replacing the identical failed drive after 4 short months. :(

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 8TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support September 10, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. I do apologize to hear about your experience. Our team will reach out to you regarding this purchase.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FaithfulRat-6458
Rating: 5/5 Great external storage device August 12, 2021 Simple to set up as Back up

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support August 12, 2021 Glad to hear your installation went well, if you have any questions please let us know!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: FriendlySnake-85952
Rating: 5/5 Excellent as always! August 11, 2021 I’ve been using OWC for close to 20 years always very satisfied and recommend them.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support August 12, 2021 Amazing to hear! We appreciate your loyalty and can't wait to help further for more tech needs in the future!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: WittyLion-67833
Rating: 5/5 Good as always August 10, 2021 OWC is always my first choice in buying Mac peripherals. Reliable and efficient delivery.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support August 11, 2021 Hi WittyLion! I’m glad to hear that your Mercury Elite Pro was delivered efficiently and reliably. It's wonderful to hear from happy customers!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CrowdedOstrich-71350
Rating: 5/5 Performs as expected. Great drive! August 9, 2021 Performed as expected..,great drive!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support August 10, 2021 Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase, please let us know if we can help you with anything else!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: tkremer-5220
Rating: 5/5 Flawless so far August 2, 2021 I don't use it much but it enabled me to retrieve important files from my old hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Enclosure.

Response from OWC, Support August 4, 2021 Glad to hear you are satisfied with your purchase, please let us know if we can help you with anything else!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: BetterFinch-29371
Rating: 5/5 Great external drive case July 22, 2021 This was an upgrade to a very old OWC external drive case that was still working fine but I wanted to upgrade to a USB 3 capable enclosure. Well built and a quality unit, as everything I have gotten from OWC has been.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Enclosure.

Response from OWC, Support July 23, 2021 Thank you for your awesome review! We are pleased to hear that your old OWC external drive case is still working despite needing to upgrade to a USB3 capable enclosure. We hope your new enclosure brings you many years to come as well as the older one that is still kicking!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GloriousQuail-14585
Rating: 5/5 Plug it in and viola! July 8, 2021 8 tb for at 7200 rpm at a reasonable price. What could be easier? This external hard drive is backing up the most important stuff on a large raid drive and I can edit 4k footage off of it too. Great product.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 8TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support July 9, 2021 Thank you for providing your feedback on the Mercury Elite Pro! Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: lawallen
Rating: 5/5 Just like I expected. July 1, 2021 Since this is the third one of these I've purchased over the years I expected it to work easily and reliably. It has all week. :) The other two are also still going strong.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support July 1, 2021 Thank you for your 5 start review! We are so thankful to have you as a loyal OWC customer and that your Mercury Elite Pro storage devices are running strong! We look forward working with you in the future and thanks again!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: worldjiva
Rating: 5/5 Fast and Quiet Drive June 19, 2021 Item arrived promptly and, so far, lives up to my experience with many other OWC drives. Drive is quiet and provides the extra storage space I needed. Looking forward to years of dependable service!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 8TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Response from OWC, Support June 21, 2021 We are pleased to hear that your 8TB Mercury Elite Pro has arrived promptly and is meeting your expectations! We thank you for being a valued OWC customer and look forward working with you in the future!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: aponce50
Rating: 5/5 The Best Drive For The Money. May 18, 2021 I am very satisfied with my purchase. Upon receiving it, I immediately formatted it and created two partitions: One for superduper, and one for time machine. I then proceeded to do full system backups. It worked great.

This review is from 4TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: kkinnon
Rating: 5/5 Wouldn't buy drives and docks from anyone else. May 10, 2021 Always a pleasure to deal with OWC aka Mac Sales

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: BigCreekBrouse
Rating: 5/5 Highly recommended April 28, 2021 2nd one of these I’ve purchased, works great, very quiet.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 12TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SuperMinnow-22889
Rating: 5/5 Highly recommended April 28, 2021 2nd one of these I’ve purchased, works great, and very quiet!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 12TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: mdhicks_mdhicks
Rating: 5/5 Excellent enclosure April 27, 2021 Works as advertised! This enclosure is fast and is of high quality. No complaints. I keep this plugged in 24/7 as a remote NAS via router. I use it as a backup drive for all of our computers. I will probably buy another!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Enclosure.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CuteCaterpillar-84347
Rating: 4/5 Reliable but very noisy! April 24, 2021 Great Hard drive but its very noisy. That is very unfortunate for such a reliable, well constructed, and attractive drive ..its the reason I marked it down a star.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: rgillespie1944
Rating: 5/5 Always dependable and helpful April 23, 2021 Great price, dependable delivery and excellent customer service as well as support. I’ve purchased here for years and will continue to do so.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: aapple Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Good Quality but July 9, 2020 I was really taken aback by the power connector being different from all my previous Mercury Elite Pro enclosures. That means I do not have interchangeable power supplies anymore. This one is a smaller coaxial connector than the others. I also notice that this one powers down the drive without OS interaction. Another difference. Neither is a show stopper just unexpected and not (AFAIK) included in the details of the product description. It is now in full use and working well.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) 0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Enclosure.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: KenInKailua Location: Honolulu HI Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product, fully supported July 5, 2020 Didn't need help on this order, but have relied in past on OWC support to determine product required for the task. As typical with OWC, needed cables included in the package. Device itself well-built, easy to set up and useful instructions included. I've been ordering from OWC for decades and have never been disappointed, either with quality of product, technical service or customer service.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TubaMan Location: Laurel, MD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Reliability in a box June 19, 2020 I was able to format my new drive without any difficulties. It connected immediately to my Mac Mini. This is the second external hard drive that I bought from OWC. My first one is still going strong after 5 years. This drive handles 1 part of my backup plan (Time Machine) The drive runs silently and has its own power supply.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB Storage Solution.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro 14TB 3.5-inch USB 3.2 5Gb/s External Storage Solution Mfr P/N: ME3NH7T14 OWC SKU: OWCME3NH7T14 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gb/s interface for 3.5-inch SATA drives. USB Type-B to Type-A cable included. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $429.00
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