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OWC Mercury Elite Pro
with +1 Port

0GB Enclosure Kit

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
Professional USB 3.0 Hard Drive with USB Expansion
  • Pro performance USB 3.0 up to 219 MB/s
  • USB with +1 port adds connectivity for an additional USB device
  • Rugged, fanless aluminum chassis
  • Perfect for audio, video, photography, business and backup
An Extension Of Your Creativity
Mercury Elite Pro with +1 is the workhorse project drive for creative professionals that delivers an extra USB port for extended connectivity. Now you don't need to sacrifice a USB port to add external storage, and with a rugged fanless aluminum chassis, this external powerhouse is at home in any environment.
The Pro Choice
Engineered to meet the needs of creative pros, Mercury Elite Pro With +1 is an outstanding performer on set, in the studio, the edit suite and at home, delivering the speed to master any workflow - up to 219MB/s. Whether you're an audio professional working with a multi-track session, a photographer editing your latest shoot, or a video editor in post-production, Mercury Elite Pro With +1 is the dependable external drive you can rely on.
But Wait, There's More
Mercury Elite Pro With +1 is your dependable workhorse drive, but also plays the role of expansion hub. With a second high power USB 3.0 port, you can add another USB device1, including a bus-powered drive, delivering even more flexibility to your workflow.
Dedicated to Design
The key to the stylish appearance of Mercury Elite Pro With +1 is its unique design. A fanless, brushed aluminum chassis for maximum heat dissipation keeps your drive running cool and quiet, while shock isolation keeps your drive safe and protected.
Reliability and Support You Can Count On
Like all OWC drives, Mercury Elite Pro With +1 is built to the highest standards of reliability and performance. Because our goal is always 100% reliability, it's rigorously quality tested, and backed by our 1 year warranty and 24/7 Customer Support.
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Series has been designed to be everything you would hope for and more!
1. You cannot operate two Mercury Elite Pro drives (which include the USB expansion port) in the same USB device chain.

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Product Specifications:

Software

  • OS
    • USB 3.0 Requires
      • OS X 10.6.8 or later
      • Windows XP or later
      • Linux Kernel v. 2.6.31 or later
  • Driver
    • Driver not required for OS X
    • Driver not required for Windows

Hardware

  • Minimum
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 2.0 interface
  • Recommended (Best performance)
    • Mac or PC featuring USB 3.0 interface

Bootability

  • Any Mac that supports booting via USB
  • Boot Camp is not supported

Interface (Chipset)

  • (1) USB 3.0 type-B port (ASMedia ASM1074L)
  • (1) USB 3.0 type-A hub port (ASMedia ASM1074L)
  • (1) USB to SATA 6Gb/s bridge (ASMedia ASM1153E)

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Drives Supported

  • (1) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s drive

Performance

  • Benchmarks1
    • USB 3.0
      • 219 MB/s Read and 219 MB/s Write
    • USB 2.0
      • 38 MB/s Read and 38 MB/s Write
  • Note
    • Speeds will vary based on drives used

Power Supply

  • External UL-listed universal auto-switching
  • AC input: 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
  • DC output:, 12V 3A
  • Replacement power supply sold separately
  • Adapter plugs for international use sold separately

Initial Configuration

  • Empty

Operating Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° – 107°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° – 42°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) –40° – 149°
    • Temperature (°C) –40 – 65°

Dimensions

  • Height: 1.4 in (3.6 cm)
  • Width: 4.6 in (11.8 cm)
  • Length: 9.0 in (22.8 cm)

Weight (Without Drives)

  • 1.5 lb (0.7kg)

Product Manual

Warranty

1 Year OWC Solution 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 Solution Limited Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ME3UHKITSW UPC#: 812437021967
1. USB 3.0 benchmark testing conducted by OWC in August 2015 using 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 13-inch MacBook Air with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Testing conducted on OWC Mercury Elite Pro with a 6.0TB HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5-inch SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM hard drive with 128MB cache. Tested using QuickBench™ 5.0 Extended Test (20-100 MB) in 10 cycles, cache disabled with 30 ms read delay and 20 ms write delay. Results represent the extended test average.

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 17 out of 17 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Peckster Location: Toronto, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Enclosure from OWC!! August 1, 2018 My daughters iMac computer died and she was set to recycle it and I told her I could get the hard drive out and get all her data back -- she couldn't believe it. I knew exactly where to go - OWC. I have been shopping there for many years and it is my goto place for Mac accesories. The Mercury Elite Pro enclosure kit was delivered in no time, I installed the drive without having to read any instructions (it was just too simple). Plugged the drive into her Mac laptop and there was all her data., She was shocked about how easy it was. Another great product from OWC. Always there for me with the right product I need and hope they will always be there.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Enclosure Kit. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: WillM Location: Phoenix Arizona Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 My Second One! July 8, 2018 I first purchased a 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro about a year ago for Time Machine. I needed another external drive for cloning, so my first choice was another Mercury Elite Pro. OWC's online ordering process is easy to use. Shipping costs are reasonable. The product arrived much sooner than expected. The packaging was well done and secure. Everything worked perfectly right out of the box. I created two partitions. One for manual misc backups, the other for CC Cloner. I have run two clones so far without any issues.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: aim9999 Location: hoover, al Age: Over 65 Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great product; great price June 8, 2018 The setup for this drive was very easy. In part, that is because I am using on a Mac; but the OWC setup software made it easier still.

This is the quietest drive I have ever owned. The only way to tell when it is in use is to see the blue flashing light.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Admiral Location: Plantation, FL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent value! May 9, 2018 I've been on the lookout for a new external hard drive, for my exploding media collection, and I came across this enclosure for a hard drive. It didn't have a hard drive included, but was a great value so I took a chance on this and a hard drive for it. It is wonderful and quiet (great for being located near a bedroom), and I've had zero issues with it to this point!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Enclosure Kit. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Starbright Location: Tennessee Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 2.0 TB OwC Mercury Elite Pro Storage April 23, 2018 These folks at OWC are so incredibly helpful and have been every time I contact them. They are very knowledgeable about all their products and how that may help you solve your situation. I have purchased all my upgrades for my MAC Pro and will continue as long as we can keep it running.

This backup installed and works flawlessly as did the other one I bought in the past (filled it up).

I will be back.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Balko Location: Bovina,NY Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New Generation, Old Dynasty April 23, 2018 Its predecessor was another Elite Pro that flawlessly backed up 0.75 TB and helped transfer it all to a never iMac (via Migration Assistant). Great Time Machine but also easy in use for other storage.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Wayne Location: Sherman Oaks, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 They work great April 1, 2018 I love these drives, they just work and work and work.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: MagicDragon Location: Grapevine, Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Drive Enclosure March 2, 2018 I bought this enclosure to put my old HD Hard Drive into when I replaced it with the 1 TB SSD drive I bought from MacSales.com. This works great. It gives you very easy way to install your hard drive or an SSD extra drive and connect it via USB 3.0. Inside the bay it has a SATA connector and my old drive slid right in it. It works very well just as advertised.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Enclosure Kit. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: tbfoxrdms Location: Philly Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good solid product January 10, 2018 Like everything else I’ve bought from OWC, this is a good, solid product. It’s not my first external from OWC. This drive is replacing that drive, purchased in 2012. I think that’s a good run. And I know that if there is a problem, their excellent customer support will take care of it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

Reviewer: DaClown Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent USB 3 Enclosure December 22, 2017 I bought this to replace a extremely cheap plastic enclosure that I had endured for far too long as my Time Machine backup drive. This is very nice quality. Solid build. I had my own drive, so just got the empty version and couldn't be happier. It looks very nice and behaves how I expect it to. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewer: eclecticguy Location: Salem, OR Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 OWC does it again (this is a good thing) December 11, 2017 I've used OWC many times over the years for memory and drives. The 2 OWC USB Mercury Elite Pro enclosures I purchased are just what I needed: easy to install my drives and very, very quiet. Once the issue below was solved they have been running flawlessly and the USB 3 connection is very responsive even when pulling large files into Illustrator or Photoshop. About Tech support: I did have a problem after I connected the drives up: when the computer went to sleep both drives (daisy chained) would start to spin down, then start right back up ever 30 to 60 seconds. I called text support with this very unusual problem and we worked through it for 58 minutes as we had to try several solutions, then reboot and put the computer to sleep, to see if the problem persisted. The problem was with the iMac, not the drives. By shutting the computer down, unplugging it, holding the start button down for 11 seconds or more, then rebooting the computer (after plugging it back in, of course) the problem was solved. I appreciate the time and patience it took to work through this problem.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Enclosure Kit. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: nerdgirl5 Location: NYC Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Love it! November 5, 2017 Bought this to back up my art/video files and love it. It's very well built, quiet and super fast. The staff, as usual, was WONDERFUL, helping me choose which one to get, giving me advice and helping. Couldn't be happier.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: KrisS Location: WA
Rating: 5/5 I went with the rest, now back to the best October 31, 2017 I bought a cheap drive enclosure from a major retailer. The case screws stripped when I tried to open it. I should have ordered the OWC in the first place. The OWC is solid and the quality is excellent.

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Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: JohnQ Location: Baton Rouge, LA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Quiet, solid, effective for 3TB drive. October 23, 2017 With the passthrough USB, it's quiet, solid, just works. I put a 3TB drive in it with no hassle (OWC Item #: TOSDT01ACA300R).

Purchased July 22, 2016

It's my backup drive, sometimes temporarily and boot up drive. I believe in backups.

I would recommend this to anyone!

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Reviewer: Walter Location: North Carolina Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Works well October 8, 2017 These enclosures work well. Fairly easy to replace/exchange drives. Good heat dissapation. If they supported SMART I'd give them 5 stars.

This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

Response from MacSales.com, TEA October 9, 2017 Unfortunately, the limitation for S.M.A.R.T. support is due to the USB interface, and not the enclosure. We are working on software that would allow you to support S.M.A.R.T. for external drives, SMART Alec. We are currently in the beta test stage, and you can check it out here: https://www.smartalec.biz
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Reviewer: Cain3331
Rating: 5/5 Great HDD Enclosure September 6, 2017 This Enclosure worked perfectly. Installing my old hard drive was a breeze and this thing looks great sitting next to my IMAC.

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Reviewer: swarchitect Location: Chapel Hill, NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Backup Tool August 28, 2017 I got this and installed my own 3 TB HDD. I have used it for time machine backups and it is fast at UBS3.0 speeds. OWC enclosures are all I use.

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Reviewer: roymac
Rating: 5/5 great product, as always July 31, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 6.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: enjolis
Rating: 5/5 great product from a great company July 4, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: JBBob
Rating: 5/5 Nice! June 13, 2017 Like most everything Mac "It Just Works" !!!

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Reviewer: Fanques Location: Boston, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great products from a great company April 17, 2017 I have purchased products -- mostly hard drives and computer memory -- from this company since the 1990s and have never been disappointed. I have always gotten a minimum of five years' service out of all the hard drives I've ever purchased (I make it a point to retire hard drives after five years). I still have all the old drives around and, should I need them, I find that they will still spin up properly. The only real problem I've ever had is with a stick of RAM that went bad. It was still under warranty and was quickly replaced with no undue questions. In all, it's been at least 20 years (or so) of stellar experience with this company.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 6.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: StumpJumper Location: Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent External Drive/Good Value April 2, 2017 This is the fourth Mercury Elite Pro External HDD that I've purchased over the last several years. I've had this particular one for only a couple of weeks, but I have been using three others for up to several years now with no complaints. They have all been highly reliable for backing up important files on our Mac-based system, essentially enterprise levels of reliability. They are easy to setup and integrate into any home or office PC and/or network structure. I have only used single, stand-alone drives rather than available RAID-compliant multi-drive enclosures, but would expect the same results in that application as well. I would highly recommend the OWC Mercury Elite Pro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 with USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: theartfuldiva
Rating: 5/5 great storage solution March 20, 2017 this device was easy to set up and use - couldn't be happier with my purchase.

This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: BobD2 Location: Maine Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Top-Notch Drive Enclosure! March 17, 2017 As I have come to expect from OWC products, this ElitePro hard drive enclosure is perfect - well made, easy to open and to install the drive, and after a couple weeks in service seems to work perfectly with no glitches. Spent 10 minutes putting it into service as my Time Machine back up drive, and then proceeded to forget it was even there - just what you want and expect from high quality gear. Thanks OWC!!

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Reviewer: PrairieDog Location: Baton Rouge, LA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great 3.5" Drive Enclosure January 16, 2017 The Mercury Elite Pro USB 3 With USB+1 HDD Enclosure Kit is a heavy duty all aluminum drive enclosure for your 3.5" SATA hard drive. It is built to last, looks good, and worked with my Mac with no issues at all. I use it for automated Time Machine backups, and it works flawlessly, spinning up whenever needed. It has a heavy duty 24" USB 3.0 cable, and its own a DC power supply. A nice toggle switch on the back allows it to be manually shut off if needed. Also on the back is the USB+1, a USB 3.0 port you can use to plug in any other USB device you might need to. The drive therefore gives you back the USB port it takes up!

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OWC 0GB OWC Mercury Elite Pro
with +1 Port
Mfr P/N: ME3UHKITSW OWC SKU: OWCME3UHKITSW Enclosure Kit 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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