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Mercury Elite Pro Mini
500GB 7200RPM Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Solution

Mac / PC / Chrome / USB 3.1 Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility / 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 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive or Solid State Drives (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

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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Includes

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

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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:

OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini 500GB 7200RPM Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Solution Mfr P/N: ME6CM7500 OWC SKU: OWCME6CM7500 Bus-powered storage solution with USB-C and eSATA interfaces. Includes connection cables. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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