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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

Specifications
  • Total Capacity
    • 1TB
  • Standard Mechanism
    • (1) 1.0TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
    • *OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.
  • Chipset
    • (1) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Bridge: ASMedia ASM235CM (1) ASMedia ASM1456B
  • Drive Interface
    • SATA
  • Certifications
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RoHS
  • Data Transfer Rate (Maximum)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 : 10 Gb/s (or 1250 MB/s)
  • Plug and Play
    • Yes
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
  • PC OS Compatibility
    • Windows 7 32-bit Edition
    • Windows 7 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Home Server 2011
    • 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
  • Other Requirements
    • Requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.
  • Host Port Requirements
    • Any Mac or Windows host with a USB Type-A or Type-C port, or an eSATA port
  • Driver Required
    • No
Power
  • Power Supply
    • Bus-powered (Optional AC adapter)
  • External Power Adapter
    • Optional
Physical
  • Number of Bays
    • 1
  • Device Ports
    • (1) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Port up to 10Gb/s (1250MB/s) - USB 2.0/3.0 backwards compatible
    • (1) eSATA 6 Gb/s Port
  • Security Slot
    • No
  • Power Button
    • Yes
  • Power/Activity LED
    • Yes
  • Housing Color
    • Silver
  • Housing Material
    • Aluminum
  • 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)
Environmental
  • 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)
  • 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)
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCME6CM6EPT01

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Apple M1
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1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
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1.6GHz i5
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1.6GHz i5
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Apple M1
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3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
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(December 2017)
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PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in USB-C ports.

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 4.8 / 5 13 out of 13 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CrankyCory
Rating: 4/5 Drive July 6, 2021 Ordered two 1TB drives. One was perfect as always. The 2nd had a loose front vent cover, in one corner. Didn’t have time to swap n return. I don’t expect it’s anything other than cosmetic but surprised that it cleared qc. Perhaps it occurred in shipping but not likely due to how it’s packaged in foam.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 7200RPM Portable Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: StormyAlligator-69897
Rating: 5/5 StorageSolution June 24, 2021 Great solution to use for taking information back and forth to work

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

Response from OWC, Support June 24, 2021 Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that the Mercury Elite Pro Mini is a great solution for your to bring back and forth from work!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TameLizard-29780
Rating: 5/5 Perfect for backing up my PS5 June 16, 2021 Used this to back up games from PS5. I can also play PS4 games directly from this SSD. It's not lightning fast but definitely faster than downloading the game from the PlayStation Store.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support June 17, 2021 Great idea! Thanks and look forward to helping with PS4/PS5 storage solution in the future!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: TastyReindeer-45764
Rating: 5/5 As usual! June 3, 2021 Buy it, install it, depend on it. Fair price, good quality, quick ship.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: leomb
Rating: 5/5 Silent with top speed May 24, 2021 Great plug & play drive for the Mac. It comes preformatted and with four different cables so it’s easy to connect to any port. I am using the Thunderbolt 3 port on my iMac to connect. It’s so silent and so fast!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 7200RPM Portable Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: JaCaCamera1
Rating: 5/5 Well-made drive enclosure May 13, 2021 I have purchased OWC's less expensive options in the past and while there is nothing wrong with them and everything works well, this enclosure is really sweet. A few extra dollars and it moves you to a really nice enclosure that was super simple to assemble and works beautifully.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: george2351
Rating: 5/5 Great Piece April 28, 2021 Casing is first class. Nice Aluminum case and works perfectly. Love the blue light.

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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CourageousScorpion-2971
Rating: 5/5 Great little HDD April 27, 2021 Small portable size, USB powered, very fast, works well with Macbook Air M1.

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

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: IraC
Rating: 5/5 OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable USB-C & eSATA External Storage April 26, 2021 Purchased a OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable USB-C & eSATA External Storage to hold a 4TB Sata disk , build quality of the enclosure is top notch and no issues with using this regularly with my iMac. Purchase experience was excellent as usually with OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable USB-C & eSATA External Storage Enclosure.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: argenis-78977
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding enclosure April 26, 2021 Possibly the best enclosure I’ve ever used. High speeds at usb C and eSATA, and it supports relatively thick portable drives.

Get it while you can if you need one.

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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

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

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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.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable External Storage Enclosure.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 1TB SSD Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Solution Mfr P/N: ME6CM6EPT01 OWC SKU: OWCME6CM6EPT01 Bus-powered storage solution with USB-C and eSATA interfaces. Includes connection cables. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $249.00
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