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OWC Mercury
On-The-Go® Pro

60GB SSD
Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface Storage Solution

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible)
  • Mac
  • PC
  • FireWire 800/400
  • USB 3.0
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) Storage Solution provides maximum storage in an ultra-portable, totally bus powered design!
Outstanding Features
Built with the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market today. The Mercury Electra 6G SSD line features industry leading SandForce® DuraClass Technologies:
  • DuraWrite™ extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
  • Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
  • Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
  • RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
  • Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.
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! Packing a one-two punch of super fast USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, 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. 
Fast and Reliable
The OWC Mercury On-The-Go uses the latest Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both USB 3.0 and FireWire 800. Designed to work with SATA hard drives and SSDs, this chipset is the latest evolution for the best performance on the market.
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 »

Includes

Mercury On-The-Go includes
  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Bus-Powered, Multi-Interface, USB 3.0 & 2.0 / FireWire 800 (FireWire 400 Backwards Compatible) Storage Solution with SSD
  • 15" High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  • 16" High Quality Double Shielded USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 certified connecting cable
  • Carrying Case
  • 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
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide
  • OWC 3 Year Solution Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications:

Bus Interface

  • FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 2 9 Pin (powered) ports, backwards compatible with FireWire 400 (9-Pin to 6-Pin Cable) – requires FireWire 800 to 400 Cable/Adapter for use with 1394A Interface, see related items.
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 Backwards compatible 9 pin mini "B" port.

Cables

  • All cables included. The USB cable connects to systems with USB, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive.

Interface (Chipset)

  • USB 3.1 gen 1 (ASMedia ASM1153E)
  • FireWire 800 (JMicron JMB355)

Standard Mechanism

    Release Candidate (RC) firmware set

    There are two kinds of firmware for SSDs Mass Production (MP) and Release Candidate (RC). Prior to an MP firmware release, there are beta firmware releases and an RC firmware release. Often, the RC is the same as the MP release, however there can be small changes and bug fixes made between the two. OWC has evaluated the RC for the 6Gb/s SandForce 2281 Processor and found it to be stable with no issues reported during our testing. However, as with any evolutionary product, issues may surface as different usages and configurations are employed and it is important to understand that there will be further updates and revisions.

    Since no firmware update is currently offered for the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, no update page exists. To see the typical steps involved with a self performed field firmware update, please visit our 3Gb/s product update page at: http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=sf_firmware.html

    It is important to note that the current firmware update tool requires the use of Windows XP/Vista/7. OWC is currently working on a Mac OS based update tool, but we do not have an exact availability date.

    60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD Specifications:

    Specifications

    Controller
    SandForce 2281 Series Processor with 7% Over Provisioning
    NAND
    Tier 1 Asynchronous MLC NAND Flash
    Form Factor
    Standard 7mm 2.5"
    Interface
    SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s supported, SATA 3.0 Compliant
    Capacity1
    60GB useable capacity
    Total Flash Memory Components - 64GB
    4GB allocated to real-time data redundancy & error correction
    Formatted Capacity2
    55GiB
    RAID Support
    Qualified for single drive and multiple drive production workstation RAID 0/1/10/0+1 and SPAN usage.
    SMART Attributes
    Standard5
    Native Command Queuing
    up to 32 commands
    Manufacturer Model Number
    OWCSSDEX6G060
    RoHS Compliant
    Yes
    Format

    Physical

    Height (max)
    7mm (0.28″)
    Width (max)
    70.06mm (2.758″)
    Length (max)
    100.12mm (3.941″)
    Weight
    77 grams +/- 2 grams
    0.170 lbs +/- 2.71 oz

    Reliability3

    Data Reliability
    ECC Recovery: Up to 55 bytes correctable per 512-byte sector
    Security
    Chip Based Data Encryption: 128-bit AES-compliant
    TRIM Support
    OS Dependent
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors
    Less than 1 sector per 1016 bits read
    Warranty
    3 Year OWC SSD Limited Warranty
    (Standard return policy applies.)

    Performance

    Sustained
    Reads 6Gb/s (up to)
    556MB/s
    Sustained
    Writes 6Gb/s (up to)
    523MB/s
    Sustained
    Reads 3Gb/s (up to)
    284MB/s
    Sustained
    Writes 3Gb/s (up to)
    268MB/s
    Read Incompressible
    Data Rate (up to)
    208MB/s
    Write Incompressible
    Data Rate (up to)
    235MB/s
    Random 4K Read4
    Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Random 4K Write4
    Up to 60,000 IOPS
    Read Latency
    less than 0.1ms
    Write Latency
    less than 0.1ms
    Read Latency
    less than 0.1ms

    Environmental (Operating)

    Temperature (°F)
    32°F to 158°F
    Temperature (°C)
    0°C to 70°C

    Environmental (Non-Operating)

    Temperature (°F)
    -40°F to 185°F
    Temperature (°C)
    -40°C to 85°C

    Acoustics

    Idle (Typical)
    0.0 bels
    Seek (Typical)
    0.0 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.
    4. Specifications provided by SandForce.
    5. Temperature reporting is currently an unsupported feature because due to the operating characteristics of SSDs, it is highly unlikely one would ever exceed an OWC Mercury SSD's stated operating temperature ceiling of 158F/70C. However, we are looking into supporting this feature in the future via a firmware update. Firmware updates can be found here: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD.
  • 60GB* OWC Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD**

  • *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)

Port Configuration

  • FireWire 800 – (2) 9 pin powered ports
  • USB 3.0 – (1) 9 pin mini B port

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 800 – 100MB/sec
  • FireWire 400 – 50MB/sec
  • USB 3.0 – 500MB/sec
  • USB 2.0 – 60MB/sec
  • USB 1.1 – 1.5MB/sec

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: 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

Format

Macintosh System Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.2 compatible, OS X 10.1.x and later. (10.2 or later required for FW800 and USB 3.0)
  • FireWire 800: Macintosh with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: Macintosh with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: Macintosh with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: Macintosh with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.

Windows System Requirements

  • FireWire 800: PC with FireWire 800 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 800 card.
  • FireWire 400: PC with FireWire 400 interface, either built in or via PCI FireWire 400 card.
  • USB 3.0: PC with USB 3.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 3.0 card.
  • USB 2.0: PC with USB 2.0 interface, either built in or via PCI USB 2.0 card.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux compatible via supported USB and FireWire interfaces.

Related Items

Power Supply*

  • Bus Power via FireWire 800 supported on all models equipped with an available FireWire 800 port either factory stock or via add on FireWire 800 PCI Card.
  • Bus Power via FireWire 400 on all models made in 2001 or later via Factory ports or any model with add on FireWire 400 PCI Card.
  • 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)

  • 0.61lbs. (0.27kg)

Software Included

User Guide

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

Shock

  • (operating) 1500G 0.5mS;
  • (non-operating) 1500G 0.5mS

Vibration

  • (operating) 16G (16 – 1600Hz)
  • (non-operating) 16G (16 – 1600Hz)

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.

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 MS8U3SSD060 UPC#: 794504769722

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

Awards

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 165 out of 178 (93%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 / 2.0 7200RPM Portable Bus Powered Solution.. 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: Jedi Location: Vientiane, Laos Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 for use both on older and newer Macs! February 6, 2017 I just pulled out the original 500GB HDD on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 15" (USB 2.0 and FW800 ports only), installed an SSD instead, upped the RAM to the max 8GB, and put the old HDD into the Mercury box. Worth doing, and while I had earlier bought the upgrade hardware from another source, OWC/MacSales would be an excellent supplier as well. Most of the rest of my Mac workstations and field use hardware is USB 3, so I was willing to pay twice of what an HDD case that had only USB 3 ports would cost to effectively double or triple my data transfer rates —compared to USB2— on the old machine, using the the FW800 interface, and also getting full USB3 speed on all the other machines in the house. Very robust design and clearly an excellent product. But again, probably not worth is if you have USB3 ports on your Macs, since FW800 is otherwise obsolete and long abandoned by Apple.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable 2.5" FW800/USB3.0 Enclosure Kit for Serial ATA (SATA) NoteBook Drives. Customer Videos:

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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: redram Location: Lithia FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 excellent support January 17, 2017 after calling to address a case where the unit was making noise , Iwas well taking care of. problem. It appears to be low power from USB cable so I switched to firewire as directed by support. no problem since.

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Reviewer: peterl7 Location: Austarlia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 great product January 17, 2017 great unit

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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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Reviewer: Tulio Location: Honduras Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great adquisition for ANY Mac January 1, 2017 I obtained this external 1,0 TB drive as a necessity for the limitted memory of my 2004 aluminum Powerbook G4; it works perfect. Maje sure you purchase the power supply as well since the usb slot will not provide enough voltage to move this drive.

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Reviewer: jwarren Location: Hansville WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 have maybe 15-20 of these OTG enclosures; LOVE 'em! December 21, 2016 Compact. EASY to use. EASY to install/insert 2.5" hard-disks in 'em. RELIABLE. VERY portable!

I've been buying and using these OTG units - sometimes with a disk already in 'em; sometimes (like these three) empty - which allows me to insert my own disks in 'em ... including disks that I get from OWC when they're available at ESPECIALLY EXCELLENT DISCOUNTS.

Donno what else I can say - other than maybe to note that I've been a computer pro since the late '69s (an antiquitarian! :-), and am NOTORIOUSLY PICKY about my hardware (and software - which isn't of concern for this enclosure).

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Reviewer: MountainMan Location: Woodland Park, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Infinitely better than other USB-powered drives December 11, 2016 Between huge apps and client files, the 500GB SSD on my MacBook Pro was maxed out. So, I took to carrying all client files on a small external 2TB drive made by Toshiba, and leaving only apps on the laptop itself The Toshiba drive was very convenient to carry on a trip, and was inexpensive. Trouble is, it stopped working after a few months, in the middle of a trip, leaving my client files inaccessible. I was not pleased.

So, I purchased a OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 2TB drive. It was considerably more expensive than most of the pocket-sized USB drives on the market, and it is substantially larger, making transport a little more problematic. But, I have three of these OWC USB drives, and so far, they have been utterly reliable. I will trade that for smaller size and for saving a few bucks any day.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 / 2.0 5400RPM Portable Bus Powered Solution.. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: BubbaJ Location: Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product November 25, 2016 I got this drive to be used as a Time Machine backup drive for an older Mac Book Pro. No problems & runs great. I've hooked it up to the laptop using both USB & Firewire (cables came with it).

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Reviewer: Pedestrian Location: Seattle Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Like a new Mac November 23, 2016 Using the Mercury OTG SSD as the boot drive for a late-2014 Mac Mini with a HDD. Got the 1TB size to hold all applications, pictures, music, etc. The system is now blazing fast, and I can't detect any difference between this home setup and the Mini with internal SSD that I have at work. The internal HDD is now the TimeMachine drive.

One thing is that the plastic case seems to amplify the blue activity light, which matters in the evening when there aren't a lot of lights turned on. I put a piece of electrical tape on the case in front of the light, and that helps somewhat. If there's a way to turn off the light, I haven't found it.

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Reviewer: OldWorldComputing
Rating: 4/5 you may need the AC adapter November 20, 2016 I have several of these drive enclosures. They're very handy for tossing in the laptop bag. I also use them for rotating off-site backups. My only complaint is that, with some drives, they may require more power than is provided by USB or Firewire, which means you have to carry one of the AC adapter wall-warts AND be near a power outlet. This reduces the portability considerably. This drawback is barely implied by a tiny footnote on the product page, and is more explicit in the documentation that comes with the product. I suggest you buy one of the AC adapters and keep it with the unit, at least until you're sure the drive works reliably without it.

(I encountered the problem with HGST 1TB drives; some work without the AC adapter, some don't. Frustrating, especially until I figured out what the problem was.)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable 2.5" FW800/USB3.0 Enclosure Kit for Serial ATA (SATA) NoteBook Drives. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: MPandP Location: Ca Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 My go to file tranfer device November 11, 2016 I prefer this when transferring data.. dependable and buss powered too. Easy to set up and format.. Mac and PC friendly..

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 320GB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable FW800&400/USB2 7200RPM Bus Powered. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Fdisk2k Location: Lima - Peru Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect enclosure for backups November 8, 2016 Perfect enclosure for backups or transport your digital media. Purchased a bare kit, since I've already my hard drive, the kit comes with cables and a plastic pouch.

I recommend this enclosure to do your backups always, don't wait until you are in big trouble.

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Reviewer: Macheretic Location: People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best portable—or stationary—option. November 3, 2016 I love these drive enclosures. They are very sturdy, drive installation is a snap.

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Reviewer: Macheretic Location: People's Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid drive, flexible, portable solution November 3, 2016 This is my primary on-site backup drive. All my OWC drives, SSD or otherwise, have been very reliable. I recommend them over any other brand except Apple—and they are generally less expensive than Apple branded products.

I particularly like the drive enclosure. Very sturdy, well designed and made. The built in connection flexibility makes connection to almost anything easy, without adapters. The power switch is a nice touch, too.

Only downsides to this package are the took kit, which is kind of chintzy, though the little pry tool is very handy for getting components out of a laptop. The carrying case is well made, but the inner partition (to separate cables and drive enclosure) is too floppy and unnecessary considering the near impervious drive enclosure.

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Reviewer: DarrenB Location: Andover, KS Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Enclosure September 15, 2016 This is a very well made hard drive enclosure. Works well with my macbook.

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Reviewer: DocFather Location: Bangkok, Thailand Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 As with several previous OWC On-The-Go HD I am very happy with this 750GB September 3, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 750GB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable FW800&400/USB2 5400RPM Storage Solution. Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: nickyname
Rating: 4/5 nice drive August 19, 2016 have not had ANY problem with ANY product from MacSales!

thank you.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 320GB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable FW800&400/USB2 5400RPM Bus Powered Solution. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Michigan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product July 29, 2016 I have several of these OWC portable drives of varying storage capacity. All have performed flawlessly. I particularly like the variety of connectivity ports available in the several configurations. I have recommended these products to friends who have purchased and been equally satisfied.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable FW800&400/USB3 7200RPM Storage Solution.

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It keeps on ticking! July 24, 2016 Just getting around to a review, but I've been using this particular drive to make backup clones for nearly 7 years now. Still works perfectly, and I recommend these drives highly.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 500GB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable FW800&400/USB2 5400RPM Storage Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Drive July 24, 2016 I'm a bit late reviewing this drive, which I've now been using for 5 years. I bought it for a clone backup, and I've got a few other drives like this one (all less than 1 TB, though). Never a failure, just a great little backup drive and I'm 100% satisfied with this line. It fits perfectly in my bank safe deposit box, also can be carried with me when necessary. Very small footprint. My favorite backup drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 1.0TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable FW800&400/USB2 Storage Solution *SPECIAL*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indianapolis Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 TimeMachine Drive Replacement July 23, 2016 I bought this drive to replace the 2TB external drive (not an OWC product) TimeMachine drive that Drive Genius told me was failing after only 5 months! I like that the new drive has an on/off switch since I am backing up a MBP that isn't always connected to the TimeMachine drive. As an aside, no drive lasts forever so I'm happy to have another quality drive case for when the inevitable happens.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro USB 3.0 / 2.0 5400RPM Portable Bus Powered Solution..

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sydney, Australia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Attractive, good quality product! July 20, 2016 With a very simple assembly, this product is of great quality and has a cool appearance in transparent plastic. USB 3 and two Firewire ports make it very efficient and usable in the current age

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC Mercury On-The-Go Portable 2.5" FW800/USB3.0 Enclosure Kit for Serial ATA (SATA) NoteBook Drives.