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Mercury Elite Pro Mini
0GB Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Enclosure

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:

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC

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

Drive Mechanisms Supported

  • 2.5-inch SATA drives (drive heights up to and including 15mm supported)

Number of Bays

  • One

Storage Drive Form Factor

  • 2.5-inch

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

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Performance

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

MTBF

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

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 MEPMTCES UPC#: 810586031189

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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro17,1
Apple M1
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
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 Retina w/ Touch Bar
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 Retina w/ Touch Bar
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
MacBook USB-C 12-inch Unibody
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
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook USB-C 12-inch Unibody
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
MacBook (12-inch Retina Display 2015)
(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 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir10,1
Apple M1
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020)
(March 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir9,1
1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
Mac mini 2020
Mac mini (Late 2020)
(November, 2020)
Model ID: Macmini9,1
Apple M1
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 Mid 2020)
(August 2020)
Model ID: iMac20,1; iMac20,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
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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
iPad Pro 12.9
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, WiFi only)
(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,1; iPad8,2
64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1.0TB
iPad Pro 12.9
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, WiFi/Cellular)
(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,3; iPad8,4
64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1.0TB
iPad Pro 12.9
iPad Pro (11-inch, WiFi only)
(October 2018)
Model ID: iPad8,5; iPad8,6
64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1.0TB
iPad Pro 12.9
iPad Pro (11-inch, WiFi/Cellular)
(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: 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. Customer Videos:

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! 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! Customer Videos:

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