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Mercury Elite Pro Mini
500GB 7200RPM 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

    500GB HGST Travelstar™ Z7K500 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    2.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    500GB
    Formatted Capacity2
    465GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    32MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    HTS725050A7E630
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    7mm (0.275″)
    Width (max)
    69.85mm (2.750″)
    Length (max)
    100.35mm (3.951″)
    Weight (typical)
    95g (0.209 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512
    Areal Density
    630Gb/in2

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    600MB/s
    Track-to-track Seek
    1.0ms
    Average Seek Time
    13.0ms
    Average Latency
    4.2ms

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    5.5 Watts
    Seek Power
    2.1 Watts
    Read Power
    1.8 Watts
    Write Power
    1.8 Watts
    Idle Mode
    1.7 Watts
    Idle Mode, Active
    1.0 Watts
    Idle Mode, Low Power
    0.8 Watts
    Standby Mode
    0.2 Watts
    Sleep Mode
    0.1 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    400 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 60°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    1000 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 149°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 65°C
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.3 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    2.4 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.
  • 500GB HGST Travelstar® Z7K500 Hard Disk Drive**

  • *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

Drive Cache Size

  • 32MB

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200RPM

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)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n ME6CM7500 UPC#: 810586031615

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,3
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,2
2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (16-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(November, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,1
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
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MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1; MacBookPro15,3
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(July, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,4
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
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MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
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MacBook (12-inch Retina Display 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBook10,1
1.2GHz Core m3, 1.3GHz i5, 1.4GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
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(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
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(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
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(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
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MacBook (12-inch Retina Display 2016)
(April, 2016)
Model ID: MacBook9,1
1.1GHz Core m3, 1.2GHz Core m5, 1.3GHz Core m7
MacBook SG 12-inch Unibody
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(April, 2015)
Model ID: MacBook8,1
1.1GHz Core M, 1.2GHz Core M, 1.3GHz Core M
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020)
(March 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir9,1
1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
Mac mini 2018
Mac mini (Late 2018)
(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
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
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID: iMac19,1
3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID:iMac19,2
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
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(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,1; iPad8,2
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(October 2018)
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(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,5; iPad8,6
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(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,7; iPad8,8
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: 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.

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

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. Customer Videos:

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