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OWC Mercury Elite Pro

0GB Enclosure Kit

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) / eSATA
Outstanding Features
High Performance
Next-gen high-speed chipsets combined with the fastest SATA drive mechanisms available allow Mercury Elite Pro Solutions to deliver the fastest single drive transfer rates possible, up to 300 Megabytes Per Second!
High Reliability
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Pro Series is built to last.
High Portability
The compact and shock-resistant design has the Mercury Elite Pro Series going places! In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro offers (1) USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1), (2) FireWire 800(1394B), and (1) eSATA ports for easy Plug and Play on virtually ANY system! Even the cables are included!
Style
Designed to complement any user's system, the Mercury Elite Pro was created in mind with the Mac Pro system as a starting point. As the pictures show, it's a fine storage solution for any computer.
Hard Drive Not Included – Needs 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive
2.5" sata hard drive
OWC NOTE: This drive enclosure requires a 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive. Most computers produced since 2006 use Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. Please make sure that the drive you wish to use with this enclosure is compatible. If you need an enclosure for an ATA/IDE hard drive, click here. This drive enclosure can also utilize a 2.5" SATA Solid State Drive via an AdapatDrive sold separately.
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Series has been designed to be everything you would hope for and more!

Includes

  • OWC Mercury Elite Pro External Drive Enclosure
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable (eSATA – eSATA)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 36" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0 Standard-B to Standard-A (backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1) connecting cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v input, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 3 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Vertical Stand
  • Mercury Elite Pro Assembly Manual & User Guide (1.3 MB)
  • 1 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • JMicron JMB355 (eSATA/Firewire)
  • JMicron JMS562 (USB)

Mechanisms Supported

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 – (1) B Standard-B port
  • FireWire 800 – (2) 9 pin ports
  • eSATA – 1 port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 – Up to 300MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 – Up to 60MB/sec
  • USB 1.1 – Up to 1.5MB/sec
  • FireWire 800 – Up to 100MB/sec
  • FireWire 400 – Up to 50MB/sec
  • eSATA – Up to 300 MB/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
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. Including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 2.0)
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0  expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
  • eSATA: Macintosh with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA  expander card.
  • Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later.

Windows System Requirements

  • USB 3.0: Windows XP and later with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via USB 3.0 expander card.
  • USB 2.0: Windows 2000 and later with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via USB 2.0 expander card.
  • FireWire 800: Windows 2000 and later with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via FireWire 800 expander card.
  • FireWire 400: Windows 2000 and late with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via FireWire 400 expander card.
  • eSATA: Windows 2000 and later with eSATA interface, either built in or via eSATA expander card.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Power Supply

External Case Dimensions

  • 1.5 in (W) x 9 in (D) x 4.6 in (H)

Total Shipping Weight

  • Approximately 3.0 pounds (1.36kg)

Compatibility Notes

Product Manual

*With certain eSATA interfaces an improperly dismounted message may appear following sleep. This message can be ignored.

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Relative Humidity

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Shock

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

MTBF (hours)

  • Varies depending on drive mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Solution Limited 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.

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 119 out of 124 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Tachyon Location: Eagle River, AK Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very elegant external enclosure November 16, 2016 This is my second enclosure of this type. The first one I had populated with a 4TB drive, and this one I wanted to use my own 8TB drive, as that capacity is not yet available pre-populated. Very sleek, and well designed. Very simple to add and secure the drive in the enclosure. The all aluminum chassis works well to dissipate heat from the drive, and it looks really nice. For users of older Macs, the Firewire 800 interface is efficiently fast.

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Reviewer: RPG6621
Rating: 5/5 Flawless November 14, 2016 Actually, I ordered this product and it arrived with a bad drive and I called MacSales and told them about it. It was amazing how fast another one was sent to me. I'm a long time customer of Mac Sales so I'm biased but I'm biased because the service is impeccable and the shipping is superb. I will always buy my Mac products here.

Jim

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Reviewer: Cletus
Rating: 5/5 After 3 years, still going strong November 12, 2016 I use this to clone a backup of the internal hd on my iMac. This creates a bootable external drive as well as backup. The Mercury Elite Pro 7200RPM eSATA/FW800 has worked perfectly and dependably. I recently bought an additional 2tb drive as well,

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Reviewer: Xercos Location: Spanish Fork, UT Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice product, easy to use November 1, 2016 Easy to set up and easy to use.

Easy to install a hard drive into; almost too easy. I had a couple of 1 TB hard drives from retired PCs and needed an external drive to use as a Time Machine backup. Adding the hard drive was a piece of cake, though sliding the foot onto the extruded aluminum case took a bit of force. You can swap drives out without moving the foot, anyway (I had to do the swap when the first drive I tried failed soon after I installed it).

Using the drive is, of course, dead easy. I use the FireWire 800 connection. The drive has been faithfully keeping me backed up at work ever since. I have another OWC drive at home doing likewise.

The enclosure is also beautiful, which I suppose isn't supposed to count, but there it is.

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Reviewer: Hotdog Location: Central OH Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The TB Mercury Elite Pro has function verywell October 17, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro 7200RPM eSATA/FW800/FW400/USB3 Storage Solution. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: drglenn Location: Central VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 OWC Mercury Elite Pro eSATA, FireWire 400/800 & USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 Enclosure Kit September 30, 2016 Solid, well-made, but not NOT inexpensive, drive enclosure. I would make an improvement or two - like having the power supply internal, and using a standard computer power cable. (I favor this design because if you have multiple OWC enclosures, it's too easy to confuse which power supply goes with which unit. THIS time, I'm going to label both the power supply and the drive enclosure. The one star drop is for the price and the power supply "feature/short-coming," depending on your point of view. I would have only docked it a half-star if that choice were available, because this single enclosure has one attribute that none of the muti-drive units have - NO FAN! An excellent improvement over the loud, squeaky, easy-to-fail fans in the larger models.

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Response from MacSales.com, Marketing September 30, 2016 Thank you for the feedback - you raise an interesting point and it’s a solid suggestion for us to look at additional information on our power adapters to note just which solutions a power adapter is supporting for our many customers utilizing multiple solutions from OWC. With respect to the fanless benefit of our single - while there is no beating a fanless in terms of a point of issue just completely eliminated from the equation, we would like to note our continuing obsession with reducing the audibility of all of our solutions and the fans utilized now on our Dual-Bay and Quad Bay solutions are exceptionally high end for nearly silent operation and further selected for high high longevity. With the fans quieted on these multi-drive enclosures we’ve been focused on design to reduce the noise audible from the drives themselves. SSDs of course are silent, so baffling and dampening noise from the spinning discs is something we’ve been successfully improving as well. As a further note, solutions like our OWC Drive Dock and the Thunderbay do avoid the power adapter labeling altogether with their built in power supplies vs. the external adapter. Thank you very kindly!
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Reviewer: John0 Location: Nashville Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 As advertized August 23, 2016 Arrived on time; easy to set up and even easier to use. Works flawlessly with my gear. The finish goes well with my iMac.

Would have liked it even better if it was smaller.

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Reviewer: Love2cycle Location: Silicon Valley Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Best Quality you can get August 14, 2016 OWC makes the best quality enclosures period. Once you have one you will get more and they look great on my desktop next to my iMac.

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Reviewer: murtle
Rating: 4/5 great except for the blue light August 5, 2016 The drive works as it should and was easy to instal. However, I do wish the manufacturer had made the LED that tells you it's alive less bright. You could use it as a night light it's so bright!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Durham NC Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 sturdy and dependable drive July 17, 2016 Great drive. I had a problem with the power cable and the OWC staff were really helpful. The drive is fast and portable and really dependable.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Roseburg, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product! June 13, 2016 As all of MacSales branded products it has performed flawlessly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ohio Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great June 10, 2016 Easy to assemble. Good build quality. I put a fast disk in this to store older photos on when my laptop's internal drive is full (I have just under 50,000 in my Lightroom catalog), but I still want speedy access to the images when I want to edit them.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Seems like a workhorse June 6, 2016 Haven't owned this baby very long yet - just a couple months - but it's handling everything I throw at it just fine.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great external enclosure - I use for Firewire 800 March 14, 2016 I own five of these identical enclosures (and one additional double-drive version). They allow me to use the Firewire 800 connectivity on my Mac Mini server and, with an adapter, the Thunderbolt connectivity on my wife's iMac. They do get pretty warm (I have them stacked up 3-high using the add-on brackets sold by OWC) but have never had a melt down. Once in a while I have had to use them with the FW400 or USB connectivity and it's nice that all are available.

This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro FireWire 800 & USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 Enclosure Kit for 3.5" HDDs up to 8.0TB.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Raleigh, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Mac Mini is young again!! March 14, 2016 Hard drive on my MacMini (early 2009) finally gave up the ghost. It was still barely usable with frequent crashes, slow operation, and sometimes difficulty even recognizing the drive. This new one is larger and faster and works great. I'm running El Capitan and it really zips. I installed it myself with the help of the excellent OWC instructions. A bit tricky, but doable if you are comfortable with this sort of work.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Needed a large hard drive for HD music files March 5, 2016 I needed a good reliable hard drive to store and play HD music files I download from one of the internet providers. I download .aiff files in 96/24 and 192/24 which makes for some large files, so I needed a large hard drive. I did a lot of research into who makes the best, and most reliable hard drives and decided to go with OWC. The hard drive arrived, and my first impression was how well it seems to be made. A very professional look and feel ti this unit. To make a long story short, I've had this hard drive for two years now, and it performs flawlessly. Since this purchase I have bought several items from OWC and have found the quality on everything to be first rate.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Marietta, GA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product February 29, 2016 Excellent product and good service.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Apple Valley, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great storage unit February 6, 2016 I bought this OWC Mercury Elite Pro 3.0TB originally as a storage upgrade for my Verizon Fios video library but Verizon has made their "updated" system incompatible with these types of units so I am now using it as a secondary operating system for my Mac. My original hard drive is starting to slow down and I am now using the OWC unit as my primary operating system. Quite honestly it is faster than the original internal hard drive and I plan to use it in this capacity. I don't think I will be running out of storage with the 3.0TB capacity. Again, another superb product from OWC!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Minnesota Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This product has the features I need January 11, 2016 I use this product because when I fill a hard drive with video clips I can take the hard drive out of This case and put another drive into it. This way you do not have to pay the price for a complete unit

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Tons of storage & usable with older computers January 9, 2016 Recently bought my dream Imac 27" with 4Ghz processor. Needed a fast 7200 dedicated Back-up HD with tons of capacity. It works with USB-3 on the Imac; & Firewire 800 with my MBP. eSata is also available, but MBP has some issues with that. The unit can be switched off to save electricity. The USB-3 sockets are inaccessible on the Imac, which annoys me, but I leave it permanently plugged in, which suits me well enough. Using CCC to clone my entire hard drive takes only minutes, except of course for the 1st time ( which is still quick) Its quiet & I'm very happy with it. As for durability I only have it for 3 months, but its obvious quality gives me confidence that it will last.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro 7200RPM eSATA/FW800/FW400/USB3 Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Boulder Creek, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very good backup drive December 6, 2015 I use this as a backup drive with Carbon Copy Cloner and it works great. I can boot to this drive when I need to do maintenance on my normal boot drive and never miss a beat. Great product from OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Missouri Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 When they are reliable, why buy anywhere else? November 26, 2015 I bought this drive because of I needed more space to back up as a Time Machine and I have used it twice already and it performed just the way you would want a reliable product to.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 4.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro 7200RPM eSATA/FW800/FW400/USB3 Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect November 26, 2015 Outstandiing.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) OWC Mercury Elite Pro FireWire 800 & USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 Enclosure Kit for 3.5" HDDs up to 8.0TB.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Faulous November 26, 2015 Very well made.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The drive is excellent. November 19, 2015 The page the drive is on states it works with Firewire 800 and 400. It does not tell you that you need to buy a 800 to 400 cable to use the FW 400. I called about that because the salesman told me that every cable I needed came with the drive, I had even questioned him as to how I get from 800 to 400 and he stated again all the cables you need come with it. Well the 800 to 400 does not, Anyway after I called and talked with customer service they sent me a 800 to 400 cable. Unfortunately they sent me the shortest cable I believe they have, it is only about 6 inches long and of no use to me. I need at least a 3 ft cable. The drive itself is excellent.

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