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OWC Mercury
On-The-Go® Pro

1.0TB 7200 RPM
USB 3.0 & 2.0 Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 & 2.0 Storage Solution provides maximum storage in an ultra-portable, totally bus powered design!
Stylishly engineered in a sleek, impact-resistant acrylic enclosure, the Mercury On-The-Go Pro incorporates shock-isolation technology to give maximum protection for your precious data inside. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is a true must-have for users like you who are seeking High-Performance and Highly Reliable storage weighing less than 11 ounces and that is small enough to fit in your pocket.
Outstanding Features
Compact and Versatile
If you're looking for one of the most compatible mass storage solutions made, look no further! The OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive is all you'll need! The OWC Mercury On-The-Go has what it takes to truly work cross platform. The Mercury On-The-Go Pro is bus-powered, so it doesn't require an AC adapter!
Cool and Silent
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go's fanless design offers near silent operation while still keeping your drive cool. The built-in aluminum heatsink underneath the drive and passthrough cooling vents on the top of the case work in tandem to provide optimum results. 
SuperSpeed Ready, Yet Backward Compatible
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go can be used with any Macintosh or PC with a USB 3.0 & 2.0 port. Now you can have SuperSpeed performance up to 500MB/s and compatibility with legacy machines!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 & 2.0 storage solution
  • High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 & 2.0 certified connecting cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide

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Product Specifications:

Bus Interface

  • USB 3.0 & 2.0 Backwards compatible port.

Chipset

  • ASMedia 1051e USB 3.0 chipset

Standard Mechanism

1.0TB HGST Travelstar™ 7K1000 Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity1
1000GB
Formatted Capacity2
930GiB
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
32MB
Manufacturer Model Number
HTS721010A9E630
Format

Physical

Height (max)
9.5mm (0.370″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
95g (0.209 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
512
Areal Density
676Gb/in2

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
600,000
Warranty
1 Year OWC Fulfilled 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)
2.5 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.7 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.
  • 1.0TB* HGST Travelstar™ 7K1000 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 (Serial ATA) Revision 3.0

Drive Cache Size

  • 32 Megabyte (32,768k)

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200RPM

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 – 500MB/s
  • USB 2.0 – 60MB/s

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Format

System Requirements

  • Macintosh: Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB 3.0 port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.
  • PC: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port.
  • Linux: Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.

Power Supply*

  • Bus power via USB on most computers with factory installed USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port.
  • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)

    *AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.5" (W) x 5.5" (D) x 1" (H)
  • 88.9mm x 139.7mm x 25.4mm

Enclosure Weight (no accessories)

  • 0.67lbs. (0.30kg)

User Guide

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C – 42°C (41°F – 107°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C – 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • (operating) 8% – 90% RH (Non-condensing)
  • (non-operating) 5% – 95% RH (Non-condensing)

Shock

  • (operating) 70G 2mS;
  • (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 1.0G (5 – 300Hz)
  • (non-operating) 5.0G (5 – 500Hz)

MTBF

  • More than 300,000 power-on hours

Load/Unload Cycles

  • 600,000

Warranty

3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use – but should the need occur – we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers. OWC and NewerTech storage solutions come fully backed by an Industry-leading 48-hour turnaround time which includes complimentary Level 1 data recovery for the first year, plus additional data recovery options available throughout the warranty period, for complete peace of mind ownership confidence.

View more information about the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your OWC solution prior to the conclusion of the 3 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the OWC warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n MSU37T1.0T16 UPC#: 794504767223

Benchmarks

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 191 out of 205 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: djcl Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Little Drive June 18, 2018 This is my fourth OWC on the go pro drive. They are solid workhorses. my oldest is 9 years old and still chugging. I have only ever had one problem with a drive but didn't lose data just a power issue. it was just outside the three year warranty but OWC still repaired it free of charge. You can't beat that for reliability and customer service. So, yes, I highly recommend these drives.

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Reviewer: TheRetiredViking Location: Tri-Cities area TN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 As good as before June 7, 2018 I bought one of these several years back; I am glad to see the product has not been cheapened. It is easy to use, and seems sturdy.

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Reviewer: StumpJumper Location: Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Another great mobile HDD June 7, 2018 This external HDD replaced an older one that is used to back up my wife's 2008 Macbook Pro which experienced a major internal failure last month. The old drive had worked flawlessly but its interface wasn't compatible with the USC-C ports on my wife's new 2018 MBP. The new drive has been working just as flawlessly so far, and I expect it to continue to do so.

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Reviewer: brushworks Location: Indiana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Best Product of Its Kind April 22, 2018 These little drive enclosures are the best I've ever used. Strong, sturdy and durable to the extreme. Provides superb shock protection for even "old-fashioned" mechanical hard drives. They cost a little more than a lot of other enclosures, but they're worth every penny. And they look so good! I plan to buy more as gifts for my kids and grandkids.

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Reviewer: mrr714 Location: new castle, de Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 great SSD Drive April 15, 2018 Good speed, right size - decent price. Like the enclosure.

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Reviewer: Austin Location: Cupertino, CA Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Used w/ SSD as offsite backup. March 22, 2018 Easily installed an SSD into the enclosure. Very fast w/ USB3. Small enough to fit in my fire safe. Has worked well over the years.

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Reviewer: PapPap Location: Michigan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great backup and archive solution December 30, 2017 Grandson used his MacBook Pro with Retina for two and a half years of college. His small solid state drive was nearly full and cooling fan was running regularly. He had no external drive and no backup plan! This drive was a great solution at a very reasonable cost. Created two partitions, archive and backup. We moved seldom used files to archive and set up Time Machine for backups. This simple addition will keep his 8 gig, 120 Gig SSD MacBook relevant for the foreseeable future at a very reasonable cost. Thank you Macsales!

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Reviewer: jwarren Location: Hansville WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 LOVE these pocket-sized multi-terabyte storage units December 16, 2017 I've been using these OWC On-The-Go external drives since at least 2012, and love 'em! Have [at least] 18 of 'em - 500GB to 2TB; most USB2/USB3; some Firewire400-800/USB2or3. Something like 20-30 TERAbytes in total. Got most of 'em with the mass-store already inside, but also got a few 0GB cases and stuffed my own drives in 'em (usually extracted from obsolete computers on the way to recycling). Nightly backups (using wun'erful Carbon Copy Cloner); off-site back-ups; easy sharing of monster-sized files; etc. [Well okay - so maybe it has to be a slightly largeish pocket. :-) ]

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Reviewer: TommyZ Location: Long Beach CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Compact/Fast July 5, 2017 A nice little portable package, that's faster than most portable HDs. One potential issue I've had is with connecting it to a hub. It "clicks" and won't fire up when attached to one of my powered USB 3 hubs. It must be a power issue as the drive works great when connected directly to the MacPro and Powerbook. Could be a hub issue, though other peripherals are working, so I'm not sure it's that the drive's power requirements are a bit steeper than the hub can handle.

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Reviewer: Rhenig Location: Paris, France Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Reassuring Solid Construction July 5, 2017 Anyone already having bought this item will know the merits of this transparent acrylic casing. For a first time purchase, it may be an act of faith. However, on installing the disk and reasembling, one is totally reassured as to its robustness, the more so when copying files. It performs well. All in all, a highly satisfying acquisition.

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Reviewer: Jody Location: New Bern, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good price, rapid shipping, great product. June 23, 2017 This is the fourth Mercury On-The-Go drive I have bought from MacSales. The compact size, the bus-powered operation, the included cable, and the convenient carrying case all make this very useful. Setup is a snap -- I was making a backup a half hour after opening the shipping carton.

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Reviewer: Vinnny Location: Chestnut Ridge, NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Time Machine drive June 11, 2017 I like the fact that it has a power switch.

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Reviewer: KenW Location: Asheville, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great, but... June 4, 2017 I purchased this 0GB enclosure when we came to the conclusion that my older 1GB On-The-Go-Pro hard drive enclosure had failed while the hard drive itself was in good condition. The diagnosis of MacSales Support proved to be correct and I now have a functioning external hard drive. However, the latest version of the 0GB enclosure is slightly different that the original and the included instructions are directed toward a newer SSDs. My advice is to contact OWC/MacSales for help if you're installing an older mechanical hard drive in this enclosure. Other than that, the new enclosure performs flawlessly.

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Reviewer: Howie Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great June 4, 2017 Perfect as usual

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Reviewer: davidah1 Location: San Francisco CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 works fine, as it should May 22, 2017 What is there to say? It works.

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Reviewer: AgileJim Location: Connecticut Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Plug and Play; Fast April 28, 2017 I bought this drive to backup a new machine I purchased. It was recognized quickly when plugged into the computer and the initial set-up was simple and straightforward. I am satisfied with the speed of the drive.

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Reviewer: KartRacer48 Location: Ohio Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great HD for the small size April 16, 2017 This is my 4th OWC on the go 7200 RPM hard drive. I travel with these and bus power works great too.

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Reviewer: jeremy284 Location: 38632 Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great little enclosure for spare hard drives April 3, 2017 I have half a dozen of these enclosures now to do backups, store photos and music libraries. A great product and very reliable.

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Reviewer: StumpJumper Location: Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Small, Light, Convenient & Reliable April 2, 2017 This is the second Mercury On-The-Go Pro that I've purchased from OWC/MacSales.com. I use them for clone backups of our two MacBook Pro's, usually weekly, to supplement the normal hourly Time Machine backups to other external drives (Mercury Elite Pro's or MiniStacks). We've been using the older On-The-Go Pro for over 5 years now. These drives are light weight and easily transportable along with a laptop computer's other necessary gear. Being USB bus powered (the older one is powered through the FireWire 800 connection) you don't have to lug around an additional power brick.

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Reviewer: DustyMac Location: Washington DC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Enclosure March 31, 2017 This is my fourth or fifth of these enclosures bought from OWC. This one was to resurrect the hard drive from my dead 2011 MacBook Pro. As always, installation was easy and my old drive works great. If I have any criticism, it's the brightness of the blue LED activity light, but a piece of label tape dims it quite nicely.

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Reviewer: MacBeil Location: Kamloops, B.C. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This product is cool March 25, 2017 I bought this enclosed to hold my Laptop drive that I was changing out with a 2 T drive. The old drive just slid right in and was up and running in min's. I might try the enclosed with the Thunderbolt port to compare the speeds.

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Reviewer: Donww Location: Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 On the go pro 1.0tb February 21, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Also Location: Atchison KS Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Tony the Tiger says, "Great.!" February 10, 2017 I recently purchased the 1T Mercury ON-the-go Drive and I an happy to say it works like a charm.

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Reviewer: shortimer Location: Ellington, Connecticut Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 SSD & USB3 • Go for it ! February 1, 2017 Bought this enclosure & Crucial M500 1TB SSD. This is my music drive for my recording studio. It has OS X installed with Logic Pro X, Komplete11, and all my other plug-ins. Using USB3 on this enclosure with the Crucial SSD, I startup on the drive and can record twenty or more tracks of all varieties in Logic. Latency is very good with my prior Apogee FW interface, and excellent with my new Focusrite Thunderbolt interface. My 13" 2016 MacBook Pro w/ 16GB RAM, chokes with a few hefty plug-ins running, so I simply freeze tracks, and all is well. This config has worked great for the last two years. Obviously, the new MBpros with USB-C are changing things, as USB-C externals will be all that much faster & reliable.

Bought the exact same setup for my beats writing, musician son. He's had two years of glitch free hard use with his setup too ! One caveat I learned. Be careful when doing remote sessions that the external drive & wire don't disconnect. If you must record remotely, keep the drive and the mac on a very solid, not movable surface, or area. If the drive or wire are moved in a way that disconnects, even for the shortest of moments, your drive and its content face the chance of corruption & a crash.

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Reviewer: Matreya Location: Gold Coast, Australia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 The best little enclosure on the market January 11, 2017 Over the years, I have bought many of these enclosures. They are reliable, sturdy and easy to assemble.

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