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Mercury Elite Pro Mini
1TB SSD Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Solution

Mac / PC / Chrome OS / USB 3.1 Gen 2 / eSATA
Your portable, plug-and-play powerhouse
Flexible connections. Quiet operation.
Perfect for a day in the studio, on-set and everywhere in between, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility is a powerhouse for data transfer and storage.

The Mercury Elite Pro mini with USB-C fits a single 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or Solid-State Drive (SSD). The Mercury Elite Pro mini features a heat-dissipating, fanless design for cool, super-quiet operation.
Rocket power. Pocket size.
Made for fast-transfer and secure storage, it’s ideal for photo and video shoots, editing, motion graphics, audio, Time Machine backups, and all your other data needs. And in a lightweight, impact-resistant brushed aluminum enclosure, it easily goes where you go.

Product Specifications:

Standard Mechanism

    Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

    There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

    Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

    It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

    960GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Specifications:

    Specifications

    Controller
    Phison PS3112-S12 with 7% over-provisioning
    NAND
    Synchronous Triple-Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND Flash
    Form Factor
    2.5-inch 7mm
    Interface
    SATA 6.0 Gb/s
    Capacity
    960GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory Components – 1024GB
    64GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity
    894GiB
    RAID Support
    Yes
    SMART Attributes
    Standard attributes supported
    Native Command Queuing
    up to 32 commands
    Manufacturer Model Number
    S3D7P6G960
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    0.7 cm (0.3 in)
    OWC 7mm – 9.5mm Adapter
    1 included (buy additional)
    Width (max)
    7.0 cm (2.8 in)
    Length (max)
    10.0 cm (3.9 in)
    Weight
    77.0 g (0.17 lbs)

    Reliability

    Data Reliability
    Built-in BCH ECC: Up to 66 bits correctable per 1024 bytes
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read

    Performance

    Sequential Reads (Max)
    Up to 550 MB/s
    Sequential Writes (Max)
    Up to 530 MB/s
    Sequential 4K Read
    Up to 100,000 IOPS
    Sequential 4K Write
    Up to 90,000 IOPS

    Power

    Active
    Write: 2000mW (2.0W) Maximum draw

    Environmental (Operating)

    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048.0 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000 ft)
    Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 158°F
    Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 70°C

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Altitude
    304.8 m to 12,192.0 m (-1,000 ft to 40,000 ft)
    Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 185°F
    Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 85°C

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    0.0 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    0.0 bels
    • 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. 
    • 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.
  • 1.0TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD**

  • *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.

Drive Interface

  • SATA 6.0Gb/s

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

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016

Chipset

  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Bridge: ASMedia ASM235CM
  • (1) ASMedia ASM1456B

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC

Number of Bays

  • One

Data Transfer Rates

  • USB 3.1 gen 2: 10Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)
  • eSATA: 600MB/s

Bus Powered

  • Yes, optional external power adapter is not supported when connected via USB-C

Ports

  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port
  • (1) eSATA 6 GB/s Port

Housing Color

  • Silver

Housing Material

  • Aluminum

Noise

  • Idle (Typical): 2.2 bels
  • Seek (Typical): 2.3 bels

MTBF

  • 600,000 hours

Ambient Temperature

  • Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Non-Operating: -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)

Dimensions

  • Height: 2.5 cm (1.0 in)
  • Length: 14.0 cm (5.5 in)
  • Width: 9.8 cm (3.9 in)

Weight

  • 318.0 g (0.70 lbs)
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3.2GHz 16-Core
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2.5GHz 28-Core
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3.3GHz 12-Core
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(December 2019)
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3.2GHz 16-Core
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2.7GHz 24-Core
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(December 2019)
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2.5GHz 28-Core
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3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
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Model ID: MacBook8,1
1.1GHz Core M, 1.2GHz Core M, 1.3GHz Core M
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(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
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MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
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MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020)
(March 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir9,1
1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
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(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
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iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
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iMac w/Retina 5K display
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(August 2020)
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3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
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iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
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3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
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(21.5-inch Early 2019)
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(June 2017)
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64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1.0TB
PC Laptop
PC Laptops
Compatible with Windows/Chrome OS/Linux based PCs with USB Type-C ports. Will ONLY charge laptops which require up to 60W of power. All other functionality is still available even if the computer requires more than 60W and doesn't charge via the USB-C Dock.

Includes

  • (1) OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini
  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C to Type-C) cable
  • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C to Type-A) cable
  • (1) eSATA cable
  • (1) DC to USB Type-A connector
  • (1) User Guide

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Dueruote Location: Spartanburg, SC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Practical and easy September 5, 2020 Perfect for my application when transferring big video files to another Mac

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Reviewer: rjtiedeman Location: Stamford, CT Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Purchased to replace older Firewire/USB Pro Mini January 24, 2020 My 3+ year old OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini had a bad USB Micro-B jack failed due to everyday use while traveling. After calling support it was determined that preparing was not an option and it was out of warranty. Used it with the firewire for several months then purchased the NEW USB-C case. Inserted my old 2 TB drive and it works great. Way faster than my other drives. It was also the only case I could find that fit my 14.5mm high 2TB HD. Happy with the new disappointed that the old one could not be repaired.

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Reviewer: N8QQW Location: Cincinnati, OH Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Nice, solid case with quality cables June 28, 2019 I’ve tried a number of enclosures, and this one is the best I’ve found so far to house an SSD. Easy to install the drive, very solid case. I would have gone 5 stars, but one of the closure screws was stripped, so down a star for that. The back plate still secured fine, so not a big deal.

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