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OWC Mercury Elite Pro "Classic"

4.0TB USB 3.0 Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0, 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0 Superspeed
High Performance, High Reliability, and High Portability are standard for the OWC
Mercury Elite Pro Series!
Outstanding Features
High Performance
With USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface this Mercury Elite Pro Classic Storage Solution delivers up to 3.0Gb/s (300MB/s) data transfer speeds for demanding data storage and backup needs.
High Reliability
A top-notch design and the best components ensure the Mercury Elite Series is Built to Last. The included three year warranty backs this up!
High Portability
The compact and shock resistant design has the Mercury Elite Series going places! In addition, the Mercury Elite Pro "Classic" offers a USB 3.0 backward compatible to 2.0 + 1.1 port for easy plug and play! Even the cable is included!
Speedtools
Includes the Powerful SpeedTools Utility Suite for Mac
The comprehensive Mac utility used by professionals for accurate Mac diagnosis and maintenance. Click the SOFTWARE tab below to learn more »
From day one, the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Series has been designed to be everything you would hope for and more!

Includes

  • Mercury Elite Pro "Classic" Professional Performance Storage Solution
  • High quality double-shielded USB 3.0 B to USB 3.0 A/USB 2.0 A connector cable
  • UL Listed U.S./International Auto Switching 100 ~ 240v, 50/60Hz input, 12 Volt 2 Amp output Power Supply (adapter plugs for International use sold separately). For replacement power supply, click here.
  • Pre-installed Backup and Utility software
    • Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™ OEM (For Mac OS 8.6 - X only)
    • ProSoft Engineering® Data Backup for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
    • NovaStor NovaBACKUP® for Windows 2000 or later
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public domain software pre-installed
  • Mercury Elite Pro Classic Manual (999KB PDF)
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Complimentary Level 1 Data Recovery

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Product Specifications:

Chipset

  • Fujitsu MB86C301

Standard Mechanism

    4.0TB HGST Deskstar 7K4000 Specifications:

    Specifications

    Form Factor
    3.5″ HDD
    Interface
    SATA 6.0Gb/s
    Capacity1
    4.0TB
    Formatted Capacity2
    3725GiB
    Rotational Speed
    7,200 RPM
    Cache / Data Buffer
    64MB
    Manufacturer Model Number
    0S03355
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    26.1mm (1.027″)
    Width (max)
    101.6mm (4.0″)
    Length (max)
    147mm (5.787″)
    Weight (typical)
    690g (1.521 lbs.)
    Bytes per Sector
    512

    Reliability3

    Contact Start-Stops
    600,000
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    1 per 1014 bits read
    Warranty
    3 Year HGST Warranty

    Performance

    Transfer Rate (Max)
    6.0Gb/s

    Power

    Maximum Start Current, DC
    2.0 Amps
    Idle Mode
    6.9 Watts

    Environmental (Operating)

    Shock
    70 G max at 2ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    41°F to 140°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    5°C to 60°C
    Vibration
    (G RMS 5 to 500Hz): 0.67 (XYZ)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    8% to 90%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Shock
    350 G max at 1ms
    Ambient Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 158°F
    Ambient Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 70°C
    Vibration
    (G RMS 2 to 200Hz): 1.04 (XYZ)
    Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
    5% to 95%
    Altitude
    -304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    2.9 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.
  • 4.0TB* HGST Deskstar™ 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)

Drive Cache Size

  • 64 Megabyte (65,536k)

Drive Rotation Speed

  • 7200RPM

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed - 1 port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 3 Gbps, up to 300MB/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

Format

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. Including "Mountain Lion" 10.8.x (10.2 or later required for 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.
  • Note: Some older operating systems will not support the speed improvements of USB 3.0, but will still work as a USB 2.0 device.

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.
  • Note: Some older operating systems will not support the speed improvements of USB 3.0, but will still work as a USB 2.0 device.

    OWC Note: 3.0TB hard drives are only recognized by Windows XP 64-bit versions or later. The Windows XP 32-bit version DOES NOT support 3.0TB drives.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB interfaces.

Power Supply

External Case Dimensions

  • 9.0"(D) 5.5"(W) 1.5"(H)
  • 228.6mm x 139.7mm x 38.1mm (case only in horizontal position)

Total Shipping Weight

  • Approximately 2.7 pounds (1.2kg)

Product Manual

Software Included

Operating Environment:

Temperature

  • (operating) 5°C - 55°C (41°F - 131°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) 65G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS

Vibration

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

Warranty

OWC 3 Year Solution 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 OWC 3 Year Solution warranty

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

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n OWCME3SC7H40TB

Software

Prosoft Macworld 4.5 miceProsoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase softwareseparately from solution
Novastor
NovaStor NovaBACKUP® Solution for Windows®
NovaBACKUP has been helping millions of users recover from data loss and disasters for over 18 years. Feature rich, NovaBACKUP provides a powerful backup solution. Built-in support for hundreds of the most popular storage devices and a step-by-step backup and restore wizard makes NovaBACKUP extremely easy to use. Requires Windows 2000 or later.
A $49.95 Value! View detailed software info
Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Intech® SpeedTools Utilities™
Intech SpeedTools consists of a suite of utilities managed by an application which controls the launching, documentation and version control of each individual component utility, such as Disk Defrag and QuickBack. An easy-to-use installation and removal application is provided to make installation a snap, yet powerful enough to allow you to customize which utility component set you would like to create.
An $89.95 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Benchmarks

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bensalem, PA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic January 9, 2013 Great machine; runs quiet, spins down, can partition for both replicating a boot drive while also using as a Time Machine resource. Very stylish (goes well with new iMacs), and a 3-year warranty to boot! Don't care much for the bundled software, but I prefer my own anyway. Overall a tremendous value; am buying a 2nd one (3T unit) for my other new iMac coming in later this month (01/13).

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro "Classic" USB 3.0 7200RPM 64MB Cache Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: crowley213 Location: Mexico Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 good backup drive September 16, 2012 A really good backup drive, fast and a lot of space! I purchased two of these drives to backup as well my MBPr as my images and videos. Regarding durability I will have to see what happens over time, but the reviews of this drive don´t indicate a problem to be expected.

The service of OWC regarding order process is just great! The involved staff is friendly, responsive and does everything to get your order shipped asap.

The reason for giving this product only 4 stars? Let me call it the a little bit "misleading" description of the involved software. Consider buying the drive and the enclosure as separate items you could save some money. But then you think "Okay, in the bundle is also some helpful software included, therefore the higher price is reasonable". The problem, at least as I recognized: the included CCC version (a really great product for backups!) does not work with OS X Mountain Lion and you finally end up buying the software! No big deal at all, but you should be aware of it.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Miamimac Location: Miami Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great External Drive May 24, 2012 This is my first time an external drive through this company. I was very impressed with the service. The drive itself is quite sturdy and ramps up quickly. It is also very quiet. I plan on using OWC again for more items.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro "Classic" USB 3.0 7200RPM 32MB Cache Storage Solution.

OWC 4.0TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro "Classic" Mfr P/N: OWCME3SC7H40TB OWC SKU: OWCME3SC7H40TB USB 3.0 Storage Solution 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty
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