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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive

B&H # OWMOTG581 MFR # OWCMS8U3H5T1.0
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Product Highlights

  • 1TB Drive Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 Compatible
  • FireWire 800/400 Support
  • 8MB Drive Cache
  • 5400rpm Drive Speed
  • Preformatted FAT32 for Windows & Mac
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Capacity: 1TB

320GB 500GB 1TB 1.5TB

Discontinued

Drive Speed: 5400rpm

5400rpm 7200rpm

You Pay: $126.00

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The Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive from Other World Computing is a 1TB portable hard drive with a variety of connection options, including FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. This hard drive is compatible with both Mac and PC machines as well as backwards compatible with USB 2.0 making it both compact and versatile. The drive features a fanless design for near silent operation.

A variety of included cables allow you to begin using your hard drive right out of the box. The included USB cable gives you the ability to connect to systems with either a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port. The drive comes preformatted for Mac OS X systems and can be easily reformatted for a Windows system. Once connected, the OWC hard drive contains both backup and utility software allowing you to easily create complete system backups.

Compact and Versatile
The Bus powered OWC Mercury On-The-Go drive includes both FireWire 800 and USB 3.0 connectivity making it both compact and versatile.
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 pass-through 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 Oxford and ASMedia chipset for both FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0. The chipsets are designed to work with SATA hard drives and SSDs.
Included Software Suite
•Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
•Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac OS X 10.4 or later
•NovaStor NovaBACKUP Solution for Windows
•Intech SpeedTools Utilities
Bus Interface FireWire 1394B (IEE1394A/B/iLink Compliant), 2 9-pin (powered) ports
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 1.1, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0. No additional USB cable is needed to connect the drive.
Chipset Oxford 944 and ASMedia 1051e FireWire/USB chipset
Standard Mechanism 1TB Seagate/Samsung Spinpoint M8 Hard Disk Drive**
**OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components
Drive Interface SATA (Serial ATA)
Drive Cache Size 8 Megabyte (8,1922k)
Drive Rotation Speed 5400rpm
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 FireWire 800
FireWire 400
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Drive Format FAT32
Mac 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 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.
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 USB 3.0 port factory stock.
Optional AC Adapter (available as a separate purchase)
Environmental Requirements
Temperature Operating: 41 to 131°F (5 to 55°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Relative Humidity Operating: 8 to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Shock 70G 2mS; (non-operating) 175G 2mS
Vibration Operating: 1.0G (5 - 300 Hz)
Non-Operating: 5.0G (5 - 500 Hz)
MTBF 1,200,000 hours
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Dimensions (W x D x H) 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.0" (88.9 x 139.7 x 25.4 mm)
Weight 0.65 lb (0.29 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
  • 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
  • Backup and Utility Software CD
  • Over 1.5GB of Freeware/Shareware/Public Domain Software Installed
  • Complimentary Level 1 Data Recovery
  • Limited 3-Year OWC Solution Warranty
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    OWC / Other World ComputingMercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    • Reliable (3)

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        4.0

        Good looking, not the smallest.

        By Joe-Go

        from Brazil

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Pros

        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive:

            A littel too big compared to other brands.
            The accesories like the firewire cable are very well made.
            A little pricey but worth the investiment.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive

            By Ron H.

            from Aptos, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive:

                Works with both Apple and PC systems.
                Easy to format and easy to access from both systems.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Very Impressed

                By Josh Raab

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Laptops
                  • Travel

                  Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive:

                  I keep buying this HD again and again. It seems to fail less than any other Hard Drive and I love the way it looks.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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