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OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini USB3+eSATA Bus-Powered Enclosure Solution

0GB for Apple MacBook Air 2010 & 2011 Flash Drive (SSD)

Mac / PC / eSATA / USB 3.0, USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • eSATA
  • FireWire 800/400
High performance and Plug and Play data storage/ backup reliability with a fanless, bus powered design.
The Mercury Elite Pro mini Portable Storage Solution delivers up to 600MB/s data transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup needs. All that performance resides in an impact resistant, heat dissipating 5.5 in (L) x 3.8 in (W) x 1.1 in (H) brushed aluminum enclosure with super quiet operation.

After making your 2010-2011 MacBook Air better than new with an OWC Mercury Aura® Pro Express SSD, "re-task" the replaced Apple factory SSD with the OWC External Enclosure Kit Solution. It's a unique and easy DIY solution that comes ready for you to simply "plug in" your factory SSD for immediate use as a high performance, bus powered external drive.

Bus powered and portable, the Mercury Elite Pro mini delivers up to 600MB/s data transfer speeds from your factory SSD for demanding data storage and backup needs. All that performance resides in an impact resistant, heat dissipating 5.5 in (L) x 3.8 in (W) x 1.1 in (H) brushed aluminum enclosure with super quiet fanless operation. It's ready to go wherever you need an A/V, Digital Photography, Professional Music, Graphics, General Data, and/or Time Machine ready storage solution.

Everything's included for an easy 2-step installation:
  • Plug the factory SSD module into the special SATA adapter already installed in the OWC Enclosure Solution.
  • Attach the other end of the factory SSD module to the mounting stanchion secured to the OWC enclosure's drive bay.
Just two simple steps, less than two minutes, and no special tools needed to transform your factory SSD into fast and reliable external storage capacity!
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 enclosure solution provides an ultra-portable, totally bus powered design to reuse your Apple factory SSD. Key features include:
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Compact size: 3.8(W) x 5.5(D) x 1.1(H)
  • Lightweight: 11.5 ounces empty case
  • Bus powered or may be powered with AC adapter
  • Fully utilize the MacBook Air SSD's 200MB/s speed capability via eSATA which offers speeds up to 600MB/s
  • Super quiet fanless operation
  • Ultra-protective Shock Isolation System
  • Includes carrying case, all interface connection cables, and one year complete solution warranty
*When using eSATA connection, the use of an optional AC Adapter (not included) is required When using USB connection, the Elite Pro mini autoswitches to bus power via USB connection.

Includes

Mercury Elite  Pro includes
  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini "Dual Interface" Case Kit
  • High-quality eSATA connecting cable
  • High-quality USB 3.0 connecting cable
  • High-quality DC to USB connector
  • Mercury Elite Pro mini Manual
  • Special SATA Adapter
  • Plastic Riser
  • OWC 1 Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Asmedia 1051E and 1456 High-Performance Chipset

Drive Mechanisms Supported

  • Apple OEM SSD/Flash Drives from Apple MacBook Air 2010 and later models only.

Drive Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Port Configuration

  • eSATA - 1 port
  • USB 3.0 - (1) Micro-B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • eSATA - 6.0 Gbit/s (or 600 MB/sec)
  • USB 3.0 - 5.0 Gbit/s (or 500 MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)

Port/Interface Bootability

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

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.0.x or later and an available USB 1.1 port.
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Including ‘Lion’ 10.7.x and an available USB3.0/2.0/1.1 or eSATA port.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 3.0 port.
  • Windows 2000 or later and an available USB 3.0 or eSATA port.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and eSATA interfaces.

Power Supply

  • Bus Power via USB on most computers with USB 3.0 port factory stock.
  • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
  • * AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.

Recommended eSATA Cards

External Case Dimensions

  • 3.8 in (W) x 5.5 in (D) x 1.1 in (H)
  • 96.52mm x 139.7mm x 27.94mm

Total Shipping Weight

  • Approximately .73 pounds (.33kg)

Product Manual

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 0°C - 70°C (32°F - 158°F)
  • (non-operating) -40°C - 85°C (-40°F - 185°F)

Relative Humidity

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

Shock

  • (non-operating) up to 1500G

Load/Unload Cycles

  • Dependent on drive mechanism installed

MTBF

  • Dependent on drive mechanism installed

Warranty

OWC 1 Year Solution Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the OWC 1 Year Solution warranty

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